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Joseph P Topolosky


Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297314 'Pop. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.
Whilst interned he helped put crashlanded USAAF aircraft back into flying state.
He was, apparently, reluctant to leave as he was being paid Base pay and Flying pay by the USAAF and also receiving a wage from the Swedes in relation to his work.
3 pay checks and pretty women cooking their food and clearing up. You cannot blame the man


Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97314 Little John

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 26/4/44; no ops, transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-J] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Posen 29/5/44 with Vic Trost, Co-pilot: Dick Funk, Navigator: Franklin Burks,...


Event Location Date
Interned (INT) Sweden 29 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
22 September 2021 10:06:30 RayWells Changes to biography

Extra information from his son Ray.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:31 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5345 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database