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Cassius C Brandenburg Jr

Military

B-17 41-24447 'Kickapoo' crashed into North Sea on 26 February 1943. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24447 Kickapoo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-H] Bangor 29-Aug-42; Bassingbourn 1-Oct-42; Missing in Action 11m Wilhelmshafen 26-Feb-44. Flak hit caused fire in #4, crashed North Sea. 10 Killed in Action, Missing Air Crew Report 4830. KICKAPOO. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 37

    26 February 1943
    After 10 days of weather related delays of the bomber offensive, a mission is organised with the port facilities of Emden, Germany as the primary target. However, Emden is obscured by cloud cover and all formations divert to attack the port facilities...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 26 February 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 16:31:29 Lucy May Changes to service number, role, awards, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/539010#.WC3atk1viM8

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 11:03:57 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 3575 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3575 / 4830, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 80, Ragged Irregulars of Bassingbourn by Havelaar p. 25 and Roll of Honor Appendix 4

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