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Edward J Broussard

Military

1-May-42 Assigned as Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 [GN Q] "Susfu", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. Arrived in Molesworth, UK with crew of "Susfu" on 22-Oct-42.

Operational participation UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24584 Susfu

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu" was assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Q] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 22-Oct-42; Missing in Action 23-Jan-43 while on a mission to bomb the port area and U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. Attacked by German FW-190 fighters and crashed at...

  • 42-2966

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Bangor 16/9/42; Molesworth 28/10/42; 1 CCRC Bovingdon 4/7/43 as trainer. Salvaged in the UK after the war, date not recorded.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 22

    22 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient, France are the Primary (P) target of this mission. A combined force of 68 B-17s despatched from 91BG (18), 303BG (18) 305BG (23) and 306BG (9) against the target but a 10/10 could cover prevents all but 11 from 303BG from...

  • VIII Bomber Command 24

    6 December 1942
    The German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France is the primary target for 19 B-24s despatched from 44th Bomb Group but are recalled. One squadron of 6 does not hear the recall and proceeds to the target, 1 B-24 MIA. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 25

    12 December 1942
    This mission is composed of two elements. First element: The German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a force of 78 B-17s despatched from 91BG (19), 303BG (20), 305BG (21) and 306BG (18). However, the target is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 27

    30 December 1942
    The U-Boat pens at Lorient, France are the target for this mission. A combined force of 77 B-17s are despatched by 91BG (19); 303BG (16); 305BG (13) and 306BG (18). Only 40 are effective on the target. All but 1 B-17 from the 18 despatched by 306BG is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 32

    2 February 1943
    All six 8th Air Force Bomb Groups operting from Great Britain are ordered on a mission to bomb the marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany. 61 B-17s and 22 B-24s are despatched but the formation runs into severe weather over the North Sea and the mission in...

  • VIII Bomber Command 33

    4 February 1943
    The marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany are again designated as the primary target for this mission follwing the abortive attempt of 2-Feb-43. However, weather and extreme cold frustrate this operation also. The main attacking force consists of 65 B-17s...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned to Aircaft Boise, ID, USA 1 May 1942

Assigned as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho.

Arrived in UK Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 22 October 1942

Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS as the Pilot.

Mission #1, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-24584, 303BG/427BS Lorient, France 22 November 1942

Served as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK

Mission #2, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-24584, 303BG/427BS Lille, France 6 December 1942

Served as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the carriage and wagon works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Mission #3, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-24584, 303BG/427BS - Aborted Rouen, France 12 December 1942

Served as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen France, but mechanical failures forced him to abort the sortie.

Mission #4, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-24584, 303BG/427BS Lorient, France 30 December 1942

Served as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Mission #4, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-2966, 303BG/427BS - Aborted Hamm, Germany 2 February 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 42-2966, 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marchalling yards at Hamm. Germany, but mechaincal failures forced him to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2016 00:06:24 Lee8thbuff Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Made connections to 42-2966 and Missions of 2-Feb-43 & 4-Feb-43 per 303BG mission reports: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2016 00:03:39 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 2-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/013.pdf

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2016 22:22:00 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Jan-2016. Corrected initial assigment to location and Assigned to Aircraft location per 303BG records, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 21:47:54 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2015. Corrected SN notation.

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 21:34:07 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Mission #4 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 30-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/008.pdf

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 21:32:00 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 12-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 21:29:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 6-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/005.pdf

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 21:26:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 22-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/003.pdf

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 21:22:54 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Arrived in UK event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Broussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 21:20:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Assigned to AIrcraft event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Broussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 21:17:29 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added intinitial assigment info to Summary Biography, made connections to aircraft (through 23-Jan-43) and mission participations (through 23-Jan-43) per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Boussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster

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