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Macgregor Crew of "Sleepy Time Gal" Back Row (L-R): James C. Schomberg (CP), John Kre Jr.(N), Alexander Stepanich (B), Jack M. Macgregor (P), Charles F. Hodges (Eng/TT). Front Row (L-R): John C. Marinace (RW), Lloyd G. Roedding (BTG), Leslie C. Alexander (TG), Alfred L. Kazen (LW), not pictured John J. Smith (RO).

Connections

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leslie Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
    MacGregor J. Crew

  • Charles Hodges

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Engineer
    Ditched in English Channel with Edward G Robinson's . Plane christened 'Happy Bottom' for his wife Glaydee On flight to Posen Poland DFC, Air Medal w/ clusters

  • Alfred Kazen

    Military | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
    MacGregor J. Crew

  • John Marinace

    Military | Togglier
    May 1944 - February 1945

  • Lloyd Roedding

    Military | Waist Gunner
    MacGregor J. Crew

  • Alexander Stepanich

    Military | Bombardier
    MacGregor, J. Crew

Aircraft

  • 42-107112 Sleepy Time Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 24/3/44; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-O] Ridgewell 6/4/44; 47+m Returned to the USA Bradley 29/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/11/45. SLEEPY TIME GAL....

Locations

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2018 23:15:16 Skeeter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Personal photo collection of Melody A. Szadkowski, daughter of crew member Leslie C. Alexander

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