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Frederick Olson Briggs

Military

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.

Service

People

  • Robert Birmingham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 386th Bomb Group
    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.

  • Claude Cannaday

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 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: PH.

  • Selwyn Danowitz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 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: PH.

  • Leon Higginbotham

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-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: PH.

  • Charley Johns

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 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, 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 Maine, USA 16 February 1918

Son of Murry S and Velva O Briggs.

Enlisted Boston, MA, USA 28 October 1942
Based Great Dunmow 1944 – 28 July 1944

Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF.

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 1946

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 16:29:35 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529908418-frederick-o-briggs
https://www.fold3.com/record/83400115-frederick-o-briggs
https://www.fold3.com/page/83400115-frederick-o-briggs/facts
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=260&MemID...
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=2420
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / B-26 memorials guide

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