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B-17 #42-3388 / Sleepytime Girl

Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Dow Field 13/7/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 3/8/43; transferred 550BS/385BG [SG-F] Gt Ashfield /43; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 24/4/44 with Bill Nesen, Co-pilot: Bernie Gruble, Navigator: Jim Delo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lee Lance, Radio Operator: Fred Howland, Ball turret gunner: Joe McKenna (6 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Chester Desormeaux, Waist gunner: Evan Wells, Waist gunner: Murdoch McNeil,Tail gunner: Ernie Mitchell (4 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft KOd three engines, ditched Channel off Dungeness, Kent, picked up by Air Sea Rescue Walrus. Missing Air Crew Report 4452 . SLEEPYTIME GIRL.

Details 42-3388 / Sleepytime Girl

Photo: Courtesy of Mike Golding

Photo: Courtesy of Mike Golding

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  1. von Michael Golding am 28. Oktober 2017 11:41 Uhr

    Recently an engine from Sleepytime Girl was brought ashore by a local fisherman, after it had caught in his nets.
    The engine is now on display at the Pilot Inn, here at Dungeness.
    Would it be ok to reproduce the photo of the aircraft – or any other that you may have, as I am in process of putting together a little story around the affair
    With thanks

    Michael Golding


  2. von Terri Nichols am 24. November 2018 19:06 Uhr

    Sleepytime Girl’s mission was to bomb factories in Friedrichshafen, Germany. 27/28 April 1944 ZF Friedrichshafen A night attack by 322 heavy bombers damaged several factories and destroyed the factory producing tank gearboxes. 1,234 tons of bombs were dropped causing (an estimated) 67 percent of the town’s built-up area to be destroyed.


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