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Waldo C Bruns



Units served with


Associated Place

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...


Event Location Date
Born Sioux City, IA 4 June 1918
Lived in Williston, Florida 1 April 1940
Enlisted Chicago, IL 16 September 1940
7th PRG Combat Tour Mount Farm Airfield, UK 20 January 1944 – 14 August 1944
Died Wettringen, Germany 14 August 1944

Shot down by German fighters while flying a photo reconnaissance mission to Sorau, Germany in an F-5C Lightning

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1945
Buried St. Augustine, Florida 30 June 1949

Saint Augustine National Cemetery
Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA


Date Contributor Update
27 August 2020 00:41:44 466thHistorian Changes to awards, events and aircraft associations

"Eyes of The Eighth" - Patricia Fussell Keen
page159-160 & 322-361

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2020 00:27:59 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2014 05:25:41 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations

Eyes of The Eighth - Patricia Fussell Keen

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27 September 2014 18:26:41 AAM AAM ingest

7th Photo Recon Group Master Directory, 6 June 1996 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia