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Robert H Brown

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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,

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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,

  • Jerrold Fann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    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...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Albany, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Wolfach, Germany 9 December 1944

Bailed out after the rest of the crew had exited the aircraft, and chute failed to open. Unmanned aircraft flew about 60 km further and crashed near Fouchy, France.

Buried Arlington National Cemetery 13 December 1948

Originally buried in Wolfach by townspeople, and re-interred in Arlington National Cemetery on 12/13/1948, Section 12, Grave 5596.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 17:05:51 jmoore43 Changes to awards and events
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Corrected event label from "Died" to "Buried". Added the award(s) mentioned in the "Summary biography" section.

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2018 07:23:53 DennisWalden Changes to aircraft associations
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30 January 2018 01:49:01 DennisWalden Changes to events
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30 January 2018 00:46:40 DennisWalden Changes to biography
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Bio update

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18 December 2017 04:55:24 DennisWalden Changes to media associations
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27 September 2014 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11342 / MACR 11342, KU 3457, First Over Germany pg. 279 & 294, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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