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Ernest P Hovey

Military

He flew on Robert Brown crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944.
Crew bailed out on 9 Dec 44 in B-17 'Sleepy Time Gal' #4338362. Aircraft continued unmanned and crashed about 60 km away near Fouchy, France. POW at Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12.

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People

  • Jack Baasel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Robert Brown crew. He reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. Flew on 42-97181 on 3 January 1045. He was off combat on 02 Apr 1945. AM 3OLC,

  • Jerrold Fann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Robert Brown crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. Shot down by flak on 9 December 1944 mission to Stuttgart in B-17 #43-38362 "Sleepy Time Gal". Crew bailed out near Wolfach. Aircraft continued unmanned and crashed about 60 km away near...

  • James Walden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    29 missions. Shot down over Stuttgart 6 December 1944 in AC #4338362. POW Stalag Luft I, Barth. Plane was 'Sleepy Time Gal'. He flew on Robert Brown crew. AM w/ 4 OLC/ PH/ POW

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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97185

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Wright 23/2/44; Gr Island 28/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 20/3/44; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-J] Thurleigh 31/3/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with Capt Boylston Lewis, Co-pilot: Bob Whitelaw,...

  • 43-38362 Sleepytime Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Dow Fd 10/8/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-K] Thurleigh 22/8/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Bob Brown (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bill Giglio, Navigator: James B. Walden, Bombardier: Jim Moore,...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chico, California, USA
Buried 2012

Prescott National Cemetary, Prescott, Yavapai County, AZ
Section C, Row H, Grave 277

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2018 17:27:21 DennisWalden Changes to place associations
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Hovey at Dulag Luft 12

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2018 16:44:09 DennisWalden Changes to events and media associations
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Squadron Patch for 369th

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2018 07:31:16 DennisWalden Changes to aircraft associations
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add ac

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2018 00:52:02 DennisWalden Changes to biography
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Bio update

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 05:19:39 DennisWalden Changes to media associations
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photo

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18 December 2017 05:11:08 DennisWalden Changes to media associations
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photo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, MACR 11342, NARA, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, First Over Germany pg. 279 & 294, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11342 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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