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Dale W Brothers

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Evaded (EVD). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Richard Waters

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, wounded in stomach and unconscious, unable to bale out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, 1Lt Waters having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Killed...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31814 'Bag of Bolts'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, pilot wounded in stomach and unconscious, crew baled out, shortly later A/C exploded on impact, pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armored flight seat. 2 x EVD, 3...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Utah, USA 24 July 1921

Son of Marlowe and Marie A Brothers.

Lived in Hennepin County, MN, USA 1941
Enlisted Minneapolis, MN, USA 27 March 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 8 July 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down /baled out 62123 Warlus, France 8 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. EVD. 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Evaded (EVD) France 8 July 1944 – September 1944

Evaded capture (EVD) with help of French resistance, returned to unit.

Buried 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236, USA July 1995

Interred
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Died Denver, CO, USA 1 July 1995

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