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George Henry Bruer

Military

Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Clifford Hendrickson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB). ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38812

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [U] Glatton 17/10/44; ...

Missions

  • 756

    19 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born St Johns County, FL, USA 13 July 1922
Enlisted Jacksonville, FL, USA 10 December 1941
Lived in Florida, USA 1942
Based Glatton 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 749FS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried December 1944

Interred.

Died Great Rollright, Chipping Norton OX7, UK 23 December 1944

Returning to base from diversion airfield, letting down on instruments, crashed two miles north of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire, UK (the crash site was actually in Warwickshire) 23-12-44. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Buried St Augustine, FL, USA 1946

Re-Interred
St Augustine National Cemetery
Saint Augustine
St. Johns County
Florida, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2016 12:51:40 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83985668_george_h%20bruer/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/638475248_george_h%20bruer/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17263387

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.457thbombgroup.org/roster/Bnames.html

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