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Joseph W Bollard


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.



  • 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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  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    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


  • 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,...


Event Location Date
Born Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) England 6 December 1944


Date Contributor Update
31 January 2018 07:22:48 DennisWalden Changes to aircraft associations

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30 January 2018 00:44:24 DennisWalden Changes to biography

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306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition MACR 11342 / 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