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George Ernest Forslund

Military

Shot down 17 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29767 'Boot Hill' First 96th airplane to be shot down. F/O George Forslund was co-pilot and was unable to bail out. The tail gunner S/Sgt Andrew L. Jorinscay was also killed. George died one week before his 20th birthday. A video about him is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB96PeeMsXg

Service

People

  • William Carnahan

    Military | Captain | pilot | 96th Bomb Group

  • George Forslund

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29767 'Boot Hill' First 96th airplane to be shot down. F/O George Forslund was co-pilot and was unable to bail out. The tail gunner S/Sgt Andrew L. Jorinscay was also killed. George died one week before his 20th...

  • Louis Haltom

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 May 1943 in B-17 #4229767 over France 'Boot Hill. ' Evaded. First 96th A/C to be shot down.

  • Bailey Lovin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29767 'Boot Hill'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Herman Marshall

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 May 1943 in B-17 #4229767 'Boot Hill. ' Evaded.

  • George Rawlings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-29752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 13 May 1943 by own waist gunner and bailed out safely. Shot down again on 17 May 1943 mission to Lorient, France in B-17 #42-29767 'Boot Hill'. Prisoner of War (POW) : initially...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-29767 Boot Hill

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    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. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 58

    17 May 1943
    VIII Bomber Command launches another operation against German U-Boat facilities with three elements. The first element is a formation of 100 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (24); 92BG (10); 303BG (21); 305BG (21) and 306BG (24) to attack the German U-Boat...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Coos Bay, OR, USA 24 May 1923

Born Coos Bay, Oregon U.S.A.

Killed in Action (KIA) 29530 Plonévez-du-Faou, France 17 May 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2018 07:15:24 ED-BB Changes to person associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB96PeeMsXg

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2018 07:13:37 ED-BB Changes to biography and media associations
Sources

Added photo and link to video

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2018 14:41:12 ED-BB Changes to middlename, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 15546

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 16:19:49 fryejo Changes to events
Sources

Ancestry.com and family records.

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 16:16:47 fryejo Changes to service number, biography and awards
Sources

U.S. Army Air Forces WWII Registry. WWII National Memorial.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15546 / MACR 15546; Snetterton Falcons, pg 24 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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