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Certificate showing the 33 Missions completed by Capt. William M. Bryan Jr of the 93rd Bomb Group

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  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

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  • William Bryan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Observer
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #4240610 'Death Dealer. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • William Bryan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Observer
    Crew member #42-40610, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. Later on 9 Oct 43 on mission to bomb Danzig U-Boat production in B-24 #4240610 'Satan's Sister' A/C took flak hits, lost engine on return, diverting to...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

  • 8th Air Force 210

    5 February 1944
    German airfield in France are the targets for this mission. All three Bomb Divisions despatch aircraft. The combined bomber gunner's claims of all three Bomb Divisions were 5-0-5 (displayed with Chateauroux element of 1BD). Summary as follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 214

    8 February 1944
    1st Bomb Division: The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany are the primary target for a combined force of 120 B-17s from: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 382BG; and 482BG. 51 aircraft are effective on the target and another 39 attack...

  • 8th Air Force 228 BIG WEEK - DAY 2

    21 February 1944
    Day 2 of BIG WEEK is another maximum effort by 8th Air Force to bomb 6 airfields in Germany as primary targets: Diepholz, Gütersloh, Lippstadt, Werl, Achmer and Handorf. In addition the industrial areas of Brunswick city are included as a primary...

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 237

    28 February 1944
    A combined force of 81 B-24s from: 93BG; 446BG; and 448BG are despatched to bomb the V-Weapn site at Escalles-sur-Buchy, France. 49 aircraft are effective on the target. 1 aircraft is damaged. There are no losses, claims or casualties.

  • 8th Air Force 244

    2 March 1944
    The primary targets for this mission are: the railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany; and the German air depot ar Chartres, France. The mission is composed of two entierly separate forces. 327 B-17s from 1st Air Division joined by 154 B-24s...

  • 8th Air Force 246

    3 March 1944
    A combined force of 748 heavy bombers are despatched to bomb the primary targets of Berlin, Erkner and Oranienburg, Germany, but weather and dense contrails forced most of the formations to turn back or seek Targets of Opportunity (TOs). 1st Combat...

  • 8th Air Force 248

    5 March 1944
    The German airfields at Mont-de-Marsan, Cayeux and Bordeaux/Merginac, France were the primary targets for this mission. Weather and clouds frustrate bombing attempts and formations bomb other secondary targets and targets of last resort. Mission...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2019 17:09:12 Emily Changes to caption, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ammended caption and removed fighter missions from connections

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2016 05:32:48 4bbryan Changes to caption
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List of 33 missions flown by Capt. William M Bryan Jr. provided by Bradley M Bryan

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2016 05:13:40 4bbryan Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

List of completed missions provided by Bradley M. Bryan

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