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Anthony Nicholas Braidic

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 6 x combat missions. Invited by his original crew to fly with them on Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640 (last loss of 8th AF); declined and flew with new crew on mission. ETD

Awards: AM, WII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Lionel Sceurman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Day before VE day. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640, despite "free passage guarantee", flak hit in engine and crashed into North Sea off Benacre...

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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38228

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned 34BG Mendlesham, transferred 493BG Debach 5/8/44; battle damaged Darmstadt 12/12/44 with ?; force landed Moelsbroek A/fd, Bel; Salvaged 2/1/45.

  • 43-38229 Better Duck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 862BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-N] Horham 1/45; with D.G. Helgeson force landed A-78 afb Florennes/Juzaine, Bel. 9/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45;...

  • 43-38317 'Flak Evader'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Hunter 2/8/44; Kearney 20/9/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 12/8/44; with J.H. Corbin force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; 89m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Ypsilanti 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 43-38776 Passion Wagon/Victory Devils

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29...

  • 43-38996

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 1/11/44; Grenier 12/11/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-T] Horham 19/11/44; with B.F. Cummings force landed A-78 AF Florennes/Juzaine, Bel 6/2/45; 62m, Returned to the USA Bradley 22/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 24/5/45;...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania 7 November 1916

Son of Vieckoslav and Francisca Braidic.

Enlisted Camp Lee, VA 10 June 1941

Camp Lee, Virginia

Based Horham March 1945 – July 1945

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 2 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Lakeland, FL 12 March 2008
Buried Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Sumter County, FL 15 March 2008

Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell,
Sumter County, Florida

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2021 19:09:32 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/543735280
https://www.fold3.com/record/81841039/anthony-n-braidic-social-security-...
https://www.fold3.com/record/528909171/anthony-braidic-1916-veterans-aff...
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/678
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25303850/anthony-n.-braidic

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2021 20:50:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - “shot” was misspelled.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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