Chester Broyles Jr

Military
media-47498.jpeg UPL 47498 B-24 42-7556, 579BS, 392BG, 8th AF. Joe Higgins Jr crew.

Rear L-R: Thomas Sumlin, David L York, William R Cauble, Myron F Boerschinger, Raymond J Bookout, Charles A Piper.
Front L-R: Harry W Casey, Chester Broyles Jr, Perry Wharton.

Object Number - UPL 47498 - B-24 42-7556, 579BS, 392BG, 8th AF. Joe Higgins Jr crew. Rear L-R: Thomas Sumlin, David L York, William R Cauble, Myron F Boerschinger, Raymond J...

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. 1/Lt J. A. Higgins crew 579th Squadron Bombardiers.

Shot down 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28676. Prisoner of War (POW).





Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 392nd Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 68th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11065707 / O-797531
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Exterminator II
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Sacramento, CA 7 April 1942 Sacramento, California

Other

Baled out

Dümmer, Germany 29 April 1944 Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. POW.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Bavaria 29 April 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.

Other

Discharged USAAF

23 December 1945 Honourable discharge.

Enlisted

27 July 1963

Other

Discharged USAF

10 August 1963 Honourable discharge.

Buried/ Commemorated

Pine Creek Cemetery Chico, Butte County, CA 14 December 2004 Pine Creek Cemetery Chico, Butte County, California
Chico, California

Based

Hethel 29 April 1944 Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Born

Born

Enlisted

Revisions

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Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- http://www.b-24.net/aircrew/bnames.html ;
- MACR 4494 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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ContributorAl_Skiff
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ContributorAl_Skiff
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Corrected name.

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ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4494

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