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Bruckman Crew - December 1944 - Pittsburgh PA:

Front (left to right): John A. Collette; Edmund C. Shibble

Rear (left to right): Byron A. Schlag; Ivan M. Gerwig; Edward "Buddy" Blattner; Charles H. Bruckman; Thomas J. Iveans; John F. Gorman

Connections

People

  • Edward Blattner

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier
    June 1, 1922: Edward Aloysius Blattner (Nickname: "Buddy") was born in Chicago Illinois ...

  • Charles Bruckman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Damaged 34th BG aircraft (#43-38971) mid-air collision with Ol' Scrapiron (#42-31582). Ol' Scrapiron broke apart at the waist on 23 Mar 1945. Seven crewmen of Ol' Scrapiron killed in Action (KIA) including Bruckman. Two survived (Schlag and Shibble).

  • John Collette

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Mid air collision with a 34th BG aircraft. Plane broke apart at the waist on 23 Mar 45 in 'Ol Scrapiron' #42-31582, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ivan Gerwig

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Mid air collision with a 34th BG aircraft. Plane broke apart at the waist on 23 Mar 45 in 'Ol Scrapiron' #42-31582. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John Gorman

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Mid air collision with a 34th BG aircraft. Plane broke apart at the waist on 23 Mar 45 in 'Ol Scrapiron' #42-31582, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Iveans

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Mid air collision with a 34th BG aircraft. Plane broke apart at the waist on 23 Mar 45 in 'Ol Scrapiron' #42-31582. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Byron Schlag

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Mid air collision with a 34th BG aircraft. Plane broke apart at the waist on 23 Mar 45 in 'Ol Scrapiron' #42-31582. Evaded. Purple Heart

  • Edmund Shibble

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Mid air collision with a 34th BG aircraft. Plane broke apart at the waist Prisoner of War (POW)

Aircraft

  • 42-31582 Ol' Scrapiron

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine Fd 28/11/43; Toledo 1/12/43; Felts Fd 4/12/43; Gt falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Detroit 8/1/44; Montreal 10/1/44; Presque 12/1/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/1/44. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2018 16:21:51 jhuck Changes to collection
Sources

Added collection name

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2018 01:57:20 jhuck Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Personal collection of John G. Huck, nephew of Edward Blattner.

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