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SSGT Gerald M. Brooks
Waist Gunner
Mauro Della Selva Crew
448th BG - 714th BS
Shot down and captured on 6 August 1944
Post war career as a Michigan State Policeman



  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron


  • Gerald Brooks

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Langholz on 8/6/44 in B-24 #4251104 POW


  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...


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19 January 2019 00:39:11 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations