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Keith M Bryant

Military

Service

People

Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • 778

    3 January 1945

  • 781

    5 January 1945

  • 789

    10 January 1945

  • 809

    28 January 1945

  • 817

    3 February 1945

  • 825

    10 February 1945
    'Disney' bombs are dropped on E-boat pens in Ijmuiden, Holland. The 4,500 lb rocket propelled bombs were designed to penetrated up to 20ft of concrete before exploding.

  • 8AF 830

    14 February 1945

  • 835

    19 February 1945
    1,100 Heavies Hit Nazi Rails ...

  • 836

    20 February 1945
    "Continuing their offensive against the Nazi communications, 900 Fortresses of the 8th Air Force, attacking in two giant waves, thundered over Nuremberg yesterday to shower the cities huge railway yards and locomotive repair shops with more than 11,000...

  • 841

    22 February 1945

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Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 16:33:23 bryantdj Changes to person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Information provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 15:57:14 bryantdj Changes to service number, role and awards
Sources

Information provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.351st.org/ken.harbour/

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