Carl T Floto

Military

B-17G 42-31202 turned back at mid-channel on an operational mission on 9 Mar 1944 and the a/c ran off the runway upon landing. RTD.

Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 42-102647 'BTO In the ETO. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Earlier 5 December 1943 AC B-17 42-39825 Zenobia El Elephante 2 stalled and exploded on ground 20 minutes later. Crew had escaped and villagers warned so no civilian casualties and crew returned. Floto suffered serious injury.

POW

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: BTO in the ETO
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
Civillians with the wreck of a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress of the 401st Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 6 Dec 1943.' [stamp] and '295794.' [Censor no.] A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse however this has been removed. Handwritten caption on reverse: '5/12/43 B-17 Crash 401 BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Zenobia El Elephante
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 1944-05-28

Revisions

Date9 Jun 2017 13:52:19
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 5305,;
- Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey pp. 409-10 ;
- w/ crew pix, h;
- -http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=494

Date9 Jun 2015 14:16:04
ContributorTom
Sources

Biography source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5305, Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey pp. 409-10 w/ crew pix, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=494

Date9 Jun 2015 14:12:17
ContributorTom
Sources

Copied over biography from a duplicate entry.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 5305 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database