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Henry Clay Alexander

Military

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sofia, Bulgaria 20-Dec-43 with Bob Brown crew; Collided with out of control ME109, ripping wing from A/C. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1592

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sofia, Bulgaria 20-Dec-43 with Bob Brown crew; Collided with out of control ME109, ripping wing from A/C. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1592 Awards: AM, PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-73428 'Big Nig'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sofia, Bulgaria 20-Dec-43 with Bob Brown crew; Collided with out of control ME109, ripping wing from A/C. 10 x KIA MACR 1592 ...

Associated Place

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born St Louis, MO 15 November 1919
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 17 April 1942

Los Angeles, California

Based 1943 – 20 December 1943

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Sofia, Bulgaria 20 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Sofia, Bulgaria 20-Dec-43 with Bob Brown crew; Collided with out of control ME109, ripping wing from A/C. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1592

Buried Glen Haven Memorial Park Sylmar, Los Angeles County, CA 1949

Re-Interred
Glen Haven Memorial Park
Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2021 18:23:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65418717/henry-c-alexander

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