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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 24/2/44; Gr Island 3/3/44; Grenier 24/3/44; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-O] Ridgewell 6/4/44; 47+m Returned to the USA Bradley 29/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/11/45. SLEEPY TIME GAL. Sleepy Time Gal has been fully restored and now stands proudly on display at the base museum at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, USA.

Service

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leslie Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    MacGregor J. Crew

  • Robert Dewhurst

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Morgan, D. Crew

  • Fred Formby

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Morgan, D. * Crew

  • Paul Keller

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • Leonard LaForgia

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group

  • John MacKay

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    May - December 1944. Morgan, D. Crew

  • David Morgan

    Military | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    June - December 1944

  • Francis Mousseau

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    CP, Morgan D crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Air Medal + 6 olc. 35 missions. June - December 1944 Stamford, CT

  • William Pfeifer

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Morgan, D. Crew

  • William Thompson

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    June 1944 - January 1945

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Places

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Restored Dover AFB, Delaware 2010

Sleepy Time Gal has been fully restored and now stands proudly on display at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2019 10:56:07 vppelt68 Changes to markings
Sources

Joe Baugher

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2019 10:51:06 vppelt68 Changes to markings
Sources

B-17 registry

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2019 07:03:23 vppelt68 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Joe Baugher

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2018 01:12:14 Skeeter Changes to manufacturer
Sources

Skeeter

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2018 23:46:12 Skeeter Changes to description
Sources

Melody A Szadkowski

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2018 00:47:03 Skeeter Changes to events
Sources

M A Szadkowski

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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