Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Joseph M Sullivan


Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30123 'Big Dick'. POW.


Units served with


  • 42-30123 'THE IRONBIRD' aka 'BIG DICK'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Gore 21/4/43; Smoky Hill 26/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 338BS/96BGB [BX-W] Andrews Fd 29/5/43 BIG DICK; transferred 388BG Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44...


Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 13 September 1921
POW Germany 25 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 March 2020 19:45:50 Gene Sullivan Changes to awards

Sullivan, Joseph M. (0-736664), 2nd Lieut. Air Corps GO #143, US Air Forces in Europe, 6-4-46

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 20:46:03 Gene Sullivan Changes to biography and events

I am Joseph Sullivan's son, Gene. Joe did not evade as originally reported. He was captured and sent to Stalag Luft 1 where he spent the next 15 months until liberated

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:28 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2859 / MACR 2859, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database