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Robert Alfred Schwartzsburg

Military

Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat on 26 February 1944. It was MGB-503, which left from Sous-Kéruzeau and arrived in Dartmouth, England on 27 February 1944. Escape & Evasion Report E&E 429.

Service

People

  • Raymond Born

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harold Erickson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harold Gilley

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a...

  • Marion Hall

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 'Slo-Time Sally. ' Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded...

  • Ernest Hugonnet

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200. Evaded (EVD).

  • Norman King

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and one member of the Royal Indian Army...

  • Donald McLeod

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 "Slo-Time Sally". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded a...

  • Robert Southers

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30200 'Slo-Time Sally. ' Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was guided to Brittany, from where, along with 15 other American airmen and a Belgian member of the RAF, he boarded...

  • Arlie Thompson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    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...

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 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...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 176

    5 January 1944
    This mission consists of five elements: The first element is a combined force of 131 B-17s are despatched by 1st Bomb Division: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 384BG; and 482BG to bomb the shipyards and industrial areas of Kiel, Germany. 119 are...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Appleton, Wisconsin 25 January 1919
Evaded France 5 January 1944 – 27 February 1944
Lived in

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 13:40:52 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 1892
Escape & Evasion Report E&E 429

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1892 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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