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Willis E Bolton

Military

Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423345 'Paper Doll. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW).

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  • Leonard D'Addesio

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3345 'Paper Doll'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ernest Deshotels

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    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

  • A Farrow

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423345 'Paper Doll. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Ganem

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17F 42-3345 'Paper Doll'. On the mission to Oschersleben GR the bomber was attacked by a squad of FW's, the gunners shot down several fighters. Lt Deshotels had to ditched into the North Sea after loosing three engines. ...

  • Kenneth Godfrey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423345 'Paper Doll. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ramond Hallenbeck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #423345 'Paper Doll. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Hudson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3345 'Paper Doll'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Nelson McCall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    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

  • Otis Prichard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3345 'Paper Doll'. Plane crashed into North Sea. POW for 22 months in German camp. According to Co-pilot, Otis Prichard: "On one of the first attacks Lt. Deshotles was wounded." Purple Heart

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 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...

Missions

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Gadsden, Tennessee, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2018 14:49:19 ED-BB Changes to firstname
Sources

Corrected first name : Willis instead of William
MACR 138
NARA WWII POW database

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2018 14:48:25 ED-BB Changes to firstname, service number, person associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 138
NARA WWII POW database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 138 / MACR 138; Snetterton Falcons, pg 43 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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