Shot down 21 November 1944 in AC #43-38545. Escaped and returned. Plane became known as the phantom plane and crew because after the crew bailed out it made a perfect 3 pt landing in a field and when the British went to help the crew there wasn't one! DeBolt crew.
Earlier, 31 December 1943 returned from mission to Bordeaux in B-17 AC #41-24484 'The Bad Egg'. Because of the severe damage to the plane, as it touched down on the runway, it ploughed into the jeep. 10 RTD. H. Evers crew.
Units served with
The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; on return from Cognac 43+m 31/12/43, diverted through weather to Gt Dunmow, Andrews Field, then Hunsdon Afd, with Hilary Evers, Co-pilot: Paul McDuffee, Navigator: Frank Keneley,...