42-30200 Slo-Time Sally

A bomber crew of the 94th Bomb Group stand with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30200) nicknamed "Slo Time Sally" and a bomb inscribed 'Special delivery to Hitler'. Inscription on bomb reads: 'Special delivery to Hitler, From Peggy of St. Louis.'

Object Number - FRE 818 - A bomber crew of the 94th Bomb Group stand with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30200) nicknamed "Slo Time Sally" and a bomb inscribed...

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 War); Navigator: Norman R. King, Bombardier: Ernest H. Hugonnet, Flight Engineer/Top Turret gunner: Donald D. McLeod, Radio Operator/Gunner: Harold O. Gilley, Ball Turret gunner: Robert C. Southers, Left Waist gunner: Marion A. Hall, Right Waist gunner: Robert A. Schwartzburg (7 evaded capture); Tail gunner: Arlie L. Thomson (Killed in Action). Enemy aircraft KO’d engines #3 & #4. Pilot Ray Born succeeded in saving the life of his co-pilot Harry Erickson. Crashed at Lagoden near Poullaouen, Finistère Department, France.
Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1892. (The pilot's brother, an infantry Sgt, arranged to meet at base on return from mission).
 

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802102
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-000170
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36610483
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13135631
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20272732 at enlistment, then O-748006
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Crashed

Lagoden, near Poullaouen, France 1944-01-05 Hit by fighters on the Bordeaux mission 5 January 1944. Engines #3 & #4 out. Crashed Poullaouen, France

Revisions

Date29 Nov 2022 19:59:56
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

 

 

Date18 Jul 2020 10:15:49
ContributorED-BB
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MACR 1892

Date6 Aug 2018 11:16:17
ContributorEmily
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Information provided by Douglas Doig, who has researched this aircraft and it's crew via AAM website correspondence

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:27
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 1892 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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