42-102440 Silver Slipper

Delivered Cheyenne 3/3/44; MacDill 20/3/43; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 5/4/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg (12m) 28/5/44 with Walt Weigle, Co-pilot: Chas Richardson Wounded in Action, Navigator: Herman Preusser, Bombardier: Elmer Severson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Curiston, Radio Operator: Don Rudolph, Ball turret gunner: Irvin Moiszewski, Waist gunner: Joe Becker, Waist gunner: Gale Minor,Tail gunner: Alex Spotanski (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Luben Estate, two miles NE of Burg, near Magdeburg, Ger. MACR 5254. SILVER SLIPPER.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32363766
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 568th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 3 March 1944 Delivered Cheyenne AAF 3-Mar-44.

Assigned

Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13, UK 5 April 1944 Assigned 568BS/390BG, 8AF USAAF 5-Apr-44.

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

NE of Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany 28 May 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Magdeburg hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Luben Estate, two miles NE of Burg, near Magdeburg. MACR 5254.

Manufactured

Seattle, WA, USA

Revisions

Date22 Nov 2017 17:23:02
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5254 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database