Arthur Edward Brittain

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 45632 - Richard Carrington Crew 384th BG - 545th BS - 8th AF Standing Left to Right: Philip Schmidlapp (TT), Walter Parkins (WG), Arthur Brittain (RO),...

Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-3231 'The Inferno'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 287

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-728581
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 545th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-404094
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Group Operations Officer/Squadron Commander

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Snuffy
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Joker
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Inferno
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

South Carolina Son of Thomas Pinkney and Fanny [Wingo] Brittain.

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Erfstadt, Germany 1943-08-12 - 1943-08-12 Shot down 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-3231 'The Inferno'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 287

Enlisted

Philadelphia, PA 1942-06-23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery Tablets of the Missing Netherlands American Cemetery Margraten, Netherlands

Based

Grafton Underwood 1943-08-12 Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

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