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Sleepytime Gal 43-38362 from 306th BG files

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Units

  • 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

People

  • Samuel Abdelnour

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-17 Ball Turret Gunner
    He flew on Raymond Braun crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. Shot down on 09 December 1944 mission to Stuttgart flying with Robert Brown on B-17 # 41-23809. Crew bailed out near Wolfach, and aircraft continued unmanned and crashed about 60 km...

  • Joseph Bollard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) bailed out on 9 Dec 44 near Wolfach in B-17 'Sleepy Time Gal' #4338362. Aircraft continued unmanned and crashed about 60 km away near Fouchy, France.

  • Robert Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    On 09 Dec 1944 B-17 #43-38362 was shot down by flak. According to KU 3457, Lt. Brown's parachute failed to open when he bailed out near Wolfach. Aircraft continued unmanned and crashed about 60 km away near Fouchy, France. AM 3OLC, PH,

  • Jerrold Fann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    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...

  • William Giglio

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    He flew on Robert Brown crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. POW Crew bailed out near Wolfach on 9 Dec 44 from B-17 'Sleepy Time Gal' #4338362, this was his 35th mission. Flak hit #4 engine and could not feather. Dove to 22,000 ft and when the...

  • Ernest Hovey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    He flew on Robert Brown crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. ...

  • James Moore

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier/Nose Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crew bailed out near Wolfach on 9 Dec 44 in B-17 'Sleepy Time Gal' #43-38362. Aircraft continued unmanned and crashed about 60 km away near Fouchy, France. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12.

  • Raymond Ohm

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    He flew on Robert Brown crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. ...

  • James Walden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator
    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

Aircraft

  • 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,...

Missions

  • 743

    9 December 1944

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2017 19:57:55 DennisWalden Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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