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Boris Slanin

Military

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

AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Events

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

Revisions

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

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

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