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

Enlisted

Philadelphia, PA 23 June 1942 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

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

Born

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

Buried

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

Based

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

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