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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.'



  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb 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...


  • Arlie Thompson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    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...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
31 July 2018 19:09:39 ChadT Changes to person associations

Sgt Arlie L. Thompson was the tail gunner on SLO Time sally he was KIA Jan 5, 1944 I am his grandson

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:22 AAM AAM ingest

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