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William F Brauner


Killed in Action (KIA) KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.


Units served with


  • 43-38746

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Dow Fd 30/9/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-G] Snetterton 13/10/44; during assembly for Kassel 29/1/45 with Alex Phillipovitch, Co-pilot: John Hubbard, Navigator: Statten Gooden, Bombardier: Martin Schmidt, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • North Lopham, Norfolk

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born 25 October 1925
Died North Lopham, Diss, Norfolk IP22, UK 29 January 1945
Buried Saint Louis, MO, USA

Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: 020A 1894


Date Contributor Update
03 April 2015 14:59:50 usxpat Changes to biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:59 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Sup & 96th BG roster book; Snetterton Falcons pg 224-226 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia