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MACR 276, 42-5139, Chief Sly II. 91st Bomb Group, 322nd Bomb Squadron. Shot down 17-Aug-43 on mission to Schweinfurt. Crashed crashed Geisenheim, 12 miles W of Weisbaden, Ger. 6 KIA, 4 POW



  • Daniel Butler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Technical Sergeant Daniel J. Butler was born October 21, 1921, the son of Floyd and Mary Butler. His hometown was Seattle, Washington. ...


  • 42-5139 Chief Sly II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/10/42; West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-V] Bassingbourn 13/3/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Joel Gatewood, Navigator: Dan Downy, Bombardier: Harry Hammond, Waist gunner: Tom Parfitt (4POW-all caught...


  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...


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21 January 2022 21:04:38 Douglas P Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations