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People

  • Birto Brumby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron
  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95557

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50599

    B-24 Liberator
    Force landed in Soviet controlled territory after being hit by flak. Two crew killed, navigator struck by flak, engineer blown out of aircraft. See the attached detaild report. Salvaged 4/1/45.

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Illinois, USA 22 November 1921
Lived in Gray, IL, USA 1930
458th & 466th BG Combat Tour Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk, UK June 1944 – February 1945

Crew flew three missions with the 466th BG in Aug/Sept 1944. The balance of the tour was flown with the 458th BG

Died Crossville, IL 62827, USA 12 November 2007
Buried Carmi, IL 62821, USA 15 November 2007

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 01:09:27 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewbrumby.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Page 342 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45)

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