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Beacham Owens Brooker Jr

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.
Ended Tour Duty (ETD).
Assigned to 4th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron.

Service

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. ...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 4th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Neaton

    Military site : non-airfield
    During the US occupancy of Watton the 3rd Strategic Air Depot was also incorporated. This depot was for the repair of all 2nd Air Division B-24 Liberators and remained functional until July 1945. Confusion arises as the base was established to the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Richland County, SC, USA 30 January 1924

Son of Beacham Owens and Julia Montague [Daniel] Brooker.

Lived in Columbia, SC, USA 1941
Enlisted 1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, USA 16 November 1942

Fort Moultrie
SC, USA

Based Debden 17 November 1944 – 21 September 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 7 April 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Enlisted England, UK 22 July 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Based Neaton 21 September 1945

Assigned to 4th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron.

Buried Forest Acres, SC, USA January 1990

Saint Martins in the Fields Memorial Garden
Forest Acres
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

Died Forest Acres, SC, USA 11 January 1990

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2017 12:03:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/pilots.html;
- '1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 18:47:28 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84043769_beacham_o%20brooker%20jr/details/
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_br...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110182163

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 18:39:58 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84043769_beacham_o%20brooker%20jr/details/
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_br...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110182163

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 18:52:13 apollo11 Changes to firstname
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 20:24:59 apollo11 Changes to role, events and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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