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Beryl Joseph Brown

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Mannheim; A/C Disintegrated after hit by flak in bomb bay. Crashed Ludwigshafen. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8845

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Edward Butler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Mannheim; Disintegrated after hit by flak in bomb bay. Crashed Ludwigshafen. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8845 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38092

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-G] Kimbolton 14/8/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 9/9/44 with Ed Butler, Co-pilot: Tony Vietri, Navigator: Francis O’Keefe, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Missions

  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Jose, CA 29 May 1924

Son of Joseph and Helen F Brown.

Lived in Artesia, CA June 1942

In school at time of draft registration.

Lived in Los Angeles, CA 1943

Entered service from Los Angeles, CA.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 15 January 1943

Los Angeles, California

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 9 September 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Ludwigshafen, Germany 9 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Mannheim; Disintegrated after hit by flak in bomb bay. Crashed Ludwigshafen. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8845

Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA 1948

Re-Interred
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno,
San Mateo County, CA
Plot C, 232

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2019 10:01:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/628279921
https://www.fold3.com/record/91097577-beryl-j-brown
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039309?rec=300964423
https://www.fold3.com/image/133126537?rec=133126617
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3556134/beryl-j-brown

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8845 / MACR 8845; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 321 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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