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Jerrold J Fann

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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 Fouchy, France. GR. POW at Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12.

AM 2OLC,

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  • 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,

  • Robert Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    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,

  • Michael Ferrara

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    KIA on 13 Sept 1944 on mission to Merseberg. He was flying with Robert Brown crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. AM

  • William Giglio

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    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 | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Robert Brown crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. ...

  • Raymond Ohm

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Robert Brown crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. ...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 December 1944 – 1945
Died 1 February 1994
Buried Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2020 04:08:06 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a space to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

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31 January 2018 07:20:42 DennisWalden Changes to aircraft associations
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Add AC

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30 January 2018 00:48:11 DennisWalden Changes to biography
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Bio update

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18 December 2017 10:43:43 Lucy May Changes to firstname, service number, role, biography, events and place associations
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Corrected spelling of first name from 'Jerold' to 'Jerrold'.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / First Over Germany pg. 294, NARA, MACR 11342, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

https://www.fold3.com/image/30326982?terms=jerrold%20fann

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 05:17:24 DennisWalden Changes to media associations
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18 December 2017 05:01:16 DennisWalden Changes to media associations
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18 December 2017 04:18:23 DennisWalden Changes to person associations
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association

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10 November 2015 03:51:23 Jack D Utley Jr Changes to nickname and awards
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Jack D Utley Jr nephew

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27 September 2014 18:15:09 AAM AAM ingest
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MACR 11342 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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