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Theodore Carter Brewer

Military

Ted Brewer enlisted in the Army Air Corps a week after Pearl Harbor, aged 19 years. He served with the 62nd Troop Carrier Squadron in French Morocco, Tunisia, Castelvetrano -Sicily (taking part in Operation Husky). The unit was then assigned to RAF Saltby where they trained for D-Day. He was awarded the Air Medal for outstanding performance of duty in the Sicilian campaign and the Oak Leaf Cluster for his service during Operation Market Garden. He died in 1976.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

Missions

  • IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order 1

    6 June 1944
    IX Troop Carrier Command Field Order No 1 was originally issued on 31 May 1944, before being amended on 4 June 1944. It determined the role that 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command would play in the assault phase of Operation Neptune- the Normandy...

  • 646

    23 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Saltby

    Military site : airfield
    Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...

  • Poix-en-Picardie

    Military site : airfield
    Poix-en-Picardie was used by the 314th Troop Carrier Group from February and October 1945. From Poix, the 314th released gliders carrying troops and equipment to the Wesel area on 24 March 1945 when the Allies launched the airborne assault across the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 03:15:10 aml1933 Changes to awards
Sources

Cortland Standard: March 8th 1945

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2020 03:13:19 aml1933 Changes to biography
Sources

Cortland Standard: March 8th 1945

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 01:08:03 aml1933 Changes to place associations and mission associations
Sources

Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 Box # 0800 Film Reel 1.73
"Men Will Come": A History of the 314th Troop Carrier Group 1942-1945 by Colonel Mark C. Vlahos

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 00:14:07 aml1933 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role and biography
Sources

Sources:
"Men Will Come": A History of the 314th Troop Carrier Group 1942-1945 by Colonel Mark C. Vlahos
US NARA Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 #0080 / 1.73

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