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Robert J Birmingham

Military

Assigned to the 553BS, 386tBG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016.

Awards: AM, PH.

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  • Frederick Briggs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016. Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 553rd Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 41-31805 'Wood's Rocket Raiders'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to the 553rd Bombardment Squadron of the 386th Bomb Group, 9th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. 6 x KIA. MACR 7016.

Associated Place

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Waldo County, ME, USA 25 August 1921
Enlisted Bangor, ME 04401, USA 23 April 1943
Died 14140 Lessard-et-le-Chêne, France 28 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016.

Buried S Main St, Brewer, ME 04412, USA 1948

Oak Hill Cemetery
Winterport,
Waldo County, ME

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 15:00:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=2425
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=260&MemID...
http://www.accident-report.com/MACR/1944/m194407.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142759736

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