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Rex L Brudos

Military

Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Ralph Bonner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos crew. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Grant Conant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herschel Dailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top turret gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Duffy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos crew. 13 x combat missions. Credited 1 x fighter. Failed to Return (FTR) Laaland, Denmark in B-24 #42-52423; Shot down 9-Apr-44, Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Lind

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose turret gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold McDonald

    Military | Major | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME

  • Michael Mulkerrin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Billie Spivey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Clayton Wilkening

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos crew. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28678

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) - Aircraft was lost due to mechanical failure on 22-Mar-44 mission to bomb the BMW engine factory at Basdorf outside Berlin,Germany. Eight of the crew became POW's and one was killed because...

  • 41-28718 'Bo'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 27 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Attacked by Fw190's and dropped out of formation in spin with one engine knocked out. Landed in Rinkaby, Sweden. 11 x Interned (INT). 29-Apr-44. MACR 4451.

  • 41-29300 Lorelei

    B-24 Liberator
    Downed near Munich, Germany 11 July 1944

  • 41-29331 "Blondies' Folly"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat mission. Failed to Return(FTR) Friedrichshafen, 16-Mar-44; On the return after having successfully bombed the target "Blondies' Folly" was attacked by fighters. The crew fought off a dozen fighters,...

  • 41-29342 Rough Riders

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52382 WURF' LESS

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95120 Hookem Cow/Betty/Stinky

    B-24 Liberator
    Previously named Betty and Stinky, the Hookem Cow crashed shortly after takeoff, with 5 crew killed, 2 wounded. These men were the last casualties of the 458th Bomb Group.

  • 41-28697 'Spotted Ass Ape'

    B-24 Liberator
    Had a troublesome career of seven missions with the 754th Squadron before being converted for assembly ship duties. Flew from May 44 until 9 Mar 45 when an undercarriage leg collapsed and crashed.

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Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Marsall Cty, SD 21 October 1914

Son of Tallef and Garnette O Brudos.

Enlisted Fort Crook, NE 29 September 1941

Fort Crook Nebraska

Lived in Portland, OR 1942
Based Horsham St Faith February 1944 – July 1944

Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Coquille, OR 1 December 1994

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2019 15:47:15 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84573509-rex-l-brudos
https://www.fold3.com/record/64439662-rex-l-brudos
https://www.fold3.com/record/628788432-rex-brudos-1914
https://www.fold3.com/image/196582231?rec=196582401
https://www.fold3.com/image/668098983?terms=Brudos,%20Rex
https://www.fold3.com/image/668099020?terms=Brudos,%20Rex

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / p220 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION edited by Randy Baumgardner, D790.A2S45

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