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Dungeness Kent

Crash site

Detailed history

In October 2017 one of the four engines from Sleepytime Girl (42-3388) was caught in the nets of a local fishing boat. It has now been cleaned and is on display, as a memorial to those who perished on April 24th 1944. at the Pilot Inn public house at Dungeness.



  • 42-3388 Sleepytime Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    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...


Date Contributor Update
27 January 2018 14:29:07 william henry Changes to history

standard aircraft number typo 42 3388 to 42-3388

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2018 22:09:40 william henry Changes to history

remove connection with aircraft 42-31370

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2017 19:49:39 Mike G Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history and aircraft associations

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