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Boris Slanin


Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42107089. Killed in Action (KIA).

AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH


Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107089

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Boris Slanin, Waist gunner: Clarry Palmeter,Tail gunner: Fred Myron (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lt Col Bob...


Event Location Date
Born Odessa, Texas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 12 May 1944
Died 12 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:44 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC, MACR 4780 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4780 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database