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William S Branum


Shot down 8 March 1944 in B-17 #4237812 'Heavenly Body. ' Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31892 I'll Be Around

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-H] Framlingham 19/2/44; aircraft suffered oxygen fire while on assembly for Boulogne mission 4/6/44 with Leroy Holmberg, Co-pilot: George Benton, Navigator: Ellis McClintick,...

  • 42-37812

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 7/9/43; Grand Island 1/10/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-O] Framlingham 26/10/43; Missing in Action [23m] Berlin 8/3/44 with Bill Branum, Co-pilot: Odell Stanphill, Navigator: John Sullivan, Bombardier: Edwin Nicholls, Flight...


Event Location Date
Born Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 8 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
13 December 2018 18:30:28 Michelbe Changes to media associations


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:42 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2990 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database