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Jacob W Brinn


Jacob Brinn served as armorer/gunner with the 598th Bomb Squadron of the 397th Bomb Group. On 1 August 1944, his B-26 43-34126 "By Golly" was shot down and crashed near Angers, France. Jacob bailed out and survived.


Units served with


  • 43-34126 By Golly

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Angers railroad bridge, shot down by fighter over target, 9 crew, 2 were killed: John Q West (pilot) and Douglas H Cramer (navigator). MACR 9808

Associated Place

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1923
Lived in Camden County, NJ, USA April 1942
Enlisted Fort Dix, NJ, USA 18 April 1942
Bailed out and survived Angers, France 1 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
24 January 2017 12:41:51 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

MACR 9808
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