B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29767 / Boot Hill

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29767 / Boot Hill


  • RCL: BX-

MACR: 15546


Geschichte der
B-17 42-29767 / Boot Hill

Delivered Cheyenne 15 February 1943; Walker 27 February 1943; Salina 10 March 1943; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Grafton Underwood 17 April 1943; Andrews Field 13 May 1943. Snetterton Heath. Missing in Action on a bombing mission to the prisoner transit point at the Lorient train station, France on 17 May 1943. Pilot Louis L. Haltom, Co-Pilot George E. Forslund, Navigator Bailey J. Lovin Jr, Bombardier George D. Rawlings, Radio Operator Glen Wells, Top Turret Gunner Herman L. Marshall, Ball Turret gunner Roy A. Martin, Right Waist gunner Niles D. Loudenslager, Left Waist gunner William C. Martin, Tail Gunner Andrew L. Jorinscay, Observer William G. Carnahan. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 15546. 2 men were Killed In Action : George Forslund and Andrew Jorinscay. Three were made Prisoners of War (POW) : Lt Jackson, Lt Rawlings and Captain Carnahan. The five others, Louis Haltom, Glen Wells, Niles Loudenslager, Roy Martin, William Martin and Herman Marshall managed to evade capture with the help of French patriots and Résistance organizations.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 17. September 2017


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