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John H Brotbeck Jr

Military

John Brotbeck served as a pilot with the 337th Bomb Squadron of the 96th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Snetterton Heath.

Service

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Aircraft

  • 42-102480 Boots II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 1/5/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-N] Snetterton 2/4/44; on training mission 23/4/44, with John Brotbeck, Co-pilot: Chas Irving, Navigator: Ed Montgomery, Bombardier: Owen Womak, 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2018 14:26:56 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and media associations
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Added sentence to biography from existing info in record.

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2018 15:08:30 jhbrotbeck Changes to aircraft associations
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accident Report RAF Snetterton Heath 1944

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2018 14:45:25 jhbrotbeck Changes to nickname
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Personal recollection

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2018 14:44:37 jhbrotbeck Changes to service number, highest rank and role
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DD13

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2018 14:42:24 jhbrotbeck Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix and nationality
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John H Brotbeck, Jr DD214

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