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Robert P Brud

Military

4-Feb-43 First mission as susbtitute Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24559 "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie.

Mission Participations (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events.

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron
  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24559 Ooold Soljer

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24559 'Ooold Soljer' was assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-C] Bangor 14-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42. ...

  • 41-24562 Sky Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-A] Bangor 14/10/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 60m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Aubrey Emerson, Co-pilot: McDonald Riddick, Navigator: Lew Halliburton, Bombardier: Don Delaura, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Grover...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 33

    4 February 1943
    The marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany are again designated as the primary target for this mission follwing the abortive attempt of 2-Feb-43. However, weather and extreme cold frustrate this operation also. The main attacking force consists of 65 B-17s...

  • VIII Bomber Command 47

    28 March 1943
    The railroad marshalling yards at Rouen/Sotteville are the primary target. 79 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (22); 303BG (18); 305BG (19); 306BG (20). Of the 79 B-17's despatched 70 are effecrive on the target. One B-17 is MIA and 9 are damaged. The bomber...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Mission #1, SGT Robert O. Brud, w/B-17F 41-24559, 303BG/360BS - Aborted Hamm, Germany 4 February 1943

Served as substitute Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24559 "Ooold Soljer", 303BG/360BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Mission #2, SGT Robert O. Brud, w/B-17F 41-24562, 303BG/358BS Rouen, France 28 March 1943

Served as Ball Turret Gunner on B-17F 41-24562 "Sky Wolf", 303BG/358BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Roeun, France. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 20:10:49 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 28-Mar-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/026.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 20:07:16 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 4-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/014.pdf

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 20:03:19 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Mar-2016. Made connections to Place, Aircraft (through 31-Mar-43), and Missions (through 31-Mar-43); Added First Mission paragraph and Mission Particiapations statement to Summary Biography per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian: 303BG Personnel Records: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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