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Samuel E Abdelnour

Military

He flew on Raymond Braun crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. Shot down on 09 December 1944 mission to Stuttgart flying with Robert Brown on B-17 # 41-23809. Crew bailed out near Wolfach, and aircraft continued unmanned and crashed about 60 km away near Fouchy, France. POW at Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12.

AM 3OLC,

Service

People

  • James Walden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    29 missions. Shot down over Stuttgart 6 December 1944 in A/C #43-38362. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany. Plane was 'Sleepy Time Gal'. He flew on the 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

  • 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

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cohoes, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 6 December 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Died 21 June 1983
Buried Albany, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2021 18:31:26 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 1 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2021 21:54:46 jmoore43 Changes to awards
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Corrected the awards per info n the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2021 20:17:28 Hotelie1970 Changes to role and awards
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GENERAL ORDER # 618, 13 December 1944, from Headquarters 1 Bomb Division by Brigadier General Turner.

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2018 00:53:38 DennisWalden Changes to biography
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Bio update

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / First Over Germany pg. 294; Combat Crews pg. 11; 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, MACR 11342 / MACR 11342 / 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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