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Clayton M Boykin

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BTG, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Killed in Action (KIA). The pilot, 2Lt Hartje, reported hearing S/Sgt Boykin say his guns were shot away. He was ordered to get out of the ball turret but never did possibly due to wounds. His body was found in the aircraft wreckage by the Germans.

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  • Joe Chenault

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA. Kentucky

  • Edward Czyz

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Killed in Action (KIA). The #2 and #3 engines were on fire. The waist gunners hadn't heard the...

  • James Hartje

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA. Illinois

  • Joseph Jerome

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. Illinois POW

  • Eugene Kaseman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Killed in Action (KIA). S/Sgt Kaseman was last reported bailing out of the plane. His body was...

  • Gerald LaPlace

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. Louisiana

  • Edgar Norton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 833. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. California

  • Arthur Sieber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Hartje crew. 381st G, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. Maryland

  • Edward Swackhamer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Hartje crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29765 'Nip and Tuck'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 883. Prisoner of War (POW). Michigan

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29765 Nip 'N Tuck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque 5/4/43; Assigned 95BG SWEET 17 Framlingham17/4/43; transferred 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 14...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 8 October 1943
Died 8 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2017 04:53:15 ARowe95 Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 883 / MACR 883, www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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