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Raymond John Born

Military

Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Harold Erickson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harold Gilley

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a...

  • Marion Hall

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 'Slo-Time Sally. ' Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded...

  • Ernest Hugonnet

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200. Evaded (EVD).

  • Norman King

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and one member of the Royal Indian Army...

  • Donald McLeod

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a...

  • Robert Schwartzsburg

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a...

  • Robert Southers

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 'Slo-Time Sally. ' Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded...

  • Arlie Thompson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Erickson crew. 6 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) on mission to Bordeaux, France in B-17 42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Seriously wounded in abdomen by fighter attacks, he was put into his chute and assisted to...

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-30200 Slo-Time Sally

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-R] Earls Colne 5/6/43; Rougham 13/6/43. Missing in Action Bordeaux 5 January 1944 with Raymond J. Born, Co-pilot: Harold J. Erickson (2 Prisoners of...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 151

    11 December 1943
    This mission is a massive raid of 583 heavy bombers on the industrial areas of Emden, Germany. The first element is a combined force of 242 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (18); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (20); 351BG (40)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 156

    16 December 1943
    This is a massive mission of 631 heavy bombers directed at the port area of Bremen, Germany. The force of 631 included 1 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG dispersed among the attacking formations. The mission is composed of three elements. The first...

  • VIII Bomber Command 159

    20 December 1943
    The port area of Bremen is the target for 546 heavy bombers. The total includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG. All 12 of these are effective on the target and 11 are damaged. The bomber gunners of this element claim 1-1-0 (this total included with...

  • 8th Air Force 176

    5 January 1944
    This mission consists of five elements: The first element is a combined force of 131 B-17s are despatched by 1st Bomb Division: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 384BG; and 482BG to bomb the shipyards and industrial areas of Kiel, Germany. 119 are...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 18 July 1917
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 14 February 1944 – 30 May 1945

slight Flak wounds; initially evaded; arrested 14 February 1944. Interned at Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Buried Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 13 August 1991
Lived in

Illiois

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 12:44:42 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 1892

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2020 22:58:32 greg_born Changes to service number and events
Sources

added serial number and burial location (Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery)

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2018 22:04:04 greg_born Changes to highest rank, awards, events and mission associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 1892 and personal communications

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1892 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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