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Scott Andrew Briley

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Attacked by fighters and the pilot injured and several fires on board on mission to Brunswick on 30 Jan 1944, B-17G #42-31415. Returned with the fires extinguished but five of the crew had bailed out over Germany. Returned to Duty (RTD). Awarded The Silver Star.

B-17G #42-31166 'Miss Billie Jr' lost two engines after takeoff as the spare for an operational mission on 24 Mar 1944 and was forced to make a wheels up emergency landing in a field West of Nuthampstead, Returned to Duty (RTD).

Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97233, Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #3874

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  • John Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97233. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air crew Report #3874. POW

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  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31166 'MISS BILLIE JR.'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/9/43; MAT COM Wright Fd 10/10/43; Langley 6/12/43; Assigned 813BS/482BG [PC-K] fitted with Oboe Mk II radar Alconbury 22/11/43; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-Z] Grafton Underwood 5/2/44; t/o as spare for a mission, but mechanical...

  • 42-31415 'HAM-ON-RYE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Dallas 28/11/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 8/1/44. ...

  • 42-97233

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Presque Is 25/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-K] Grafton Underwood 9/4/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Scott Briley, Co-pilot: Marcel Letourneau, Bombardier: Vince Consoli, Flight engineer/top...

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Event Location Date
Born Vista, CA, USA 22 June 1916
Assigned 17 November 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 544th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, Edward Anthony Fioretti Crew. Twenty combat missions.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 13 April 1944 – May 1945

POW camp: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12

Died 19 January 2005

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2020 20:52:13 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added a connection to the A/C #42-97233 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2020 20:50:44 jmoore43 Changes to biography, events and place associations
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Added a connection to Dulag Luft 12 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added POW camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2018 01:01:31 bombercommand Changes to events
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https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4892

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2016 23:51:58 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, events and media associations
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http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4892

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2015 11:20:03 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, awards and events
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia
MACR 3874, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces,
http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b... /
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 22:37:53 bombercommand Changes to service number and highest rank
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http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4892

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 44-03-24-524 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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