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Wilbur R Brean

Military

Collided with another aircraft 27 May 1944 in target area and crashed at Stein near Pforzheim, Germany in B-17 #42102475. Killed in Action (KIA).

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  • Eugene Fava

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer, Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Eugene Fava was killed in action on 27 May 1944, on a mission to Karlshuhe, Germany. Shortly after bombs away his aircraft: B-17 42-102475 collided with another and reportedly broke in half. Surviving crew members believe he may have been knocked...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-102475

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 1/5/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Wilbur Brean, Navigator: Bob Egan, Bombardier: Bob Kleinder, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Fancea...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Belleville, New Jersey, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 27 May 1944
Died 27 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5162 / MACR 5162; Snetterton Falcons, pg 148-149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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