14-18 SEPTEMBER 2023

Shinsky, Paul Francis, Sr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Shinsky, Paul Francis, "Red", Sr   
Rank Flight Officer / Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-522727   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943, effective 1 February 1943.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 26 June 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Related Documents Post Loss Document File #4
26 June 1943, Shoot-down of 42-30037
Photos of this Veteran signing the Wing PanelShinsky Signing
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Henderson, Lykes SheltonPilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Shinsky, Paul Francis, Sr, "Red"Co-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Belk, Claudius EarleNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Conway, Andrew Carr, SrBombardierPOW
SGT. Baker, Howard TempleRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Schultz, Ivon JEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
PVT. Hemmick, Ralph Eugene, JrBall Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Price, John MaxonTail GunnerWIA
SGT. Lally, Joseph AloyiousFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Smith, George H (IO)Flexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Co-pilot 42‑30005 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft and Crew. Replaced Witt. Landed first with wounded aboard.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑30037 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Attacked by enemy aircraft east of Caen, France; crew bailed out; aircraft crashed east of Dieppe, France.
Sortie Report

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