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Ernest Dehotels - Paper Doll Pilot 42-3345




  • Ernest Deshotels

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423345 'Paper Doll. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. POW. According to Co-pilot, Otis Prichard: "On one of the first attacks Lt. Deshotles was wounded in the foot; much of our oxyg POW


  • 42-3345 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/5/43; Dow Fd 26/6/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG (QJ- ] Snetterton 31/6/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Ernie Deshotles, Co-pilot: Otis Pritchard, Navigator: Leon D’Addesio, Bombardier: Nelson McCall, Flight engineer/top...


  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...


  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 02:51:32 willdw Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

willdw, Lt Deshotels daughter and book Snetterton Falcons