Cortland Leslie Brovitz

Military

Object Number - UPL 16148 - Crew #640/462 Heath H. Carriker Crew 466th BG - 786th and 784th Bomb Squadron B-24J-1-FO #42-95592 "Black Cat" Code: T9-U Standing Left to...

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Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747210
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Black Cat
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ghost Too
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Parson's Chariot
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Rochester, New York 20 September 1924 Son of Philip G. BROVITZ and wife, Lillian C. (FTANKE:) BROVITZ.

Enlisted

Rochester, NY, USA 16 November 1942

Died

10 January 2018 Died in Scottsdale, AZ at 93 years of age.
Rochester, NY, USA 67 Alliance Avenue

Revisions

Date22 Jul 2019 04:57:24
ContributorMarcia466BG
Sources

National Jewish Welfare Board Card on Ancestry.com (List from Rivlin 11/8/45 in Army OWI Source bl. pg. 1193) BROVITZ, Cortland L.; 1st Lt. age 22; Army; ETO.

Date22 Jul 2019 04:55:27
ContributorMarcia466BG
Sources

National Jewish Welfare Board Card on Ancestry.com (List from Rivlin 11/8/45 in Army OWI Source bk. pg. 1192)

Date22 Jul 2019 01:31:39
ContributorMarcia466BG
Sources

Obituary 18 Jan 2018 in The Arizona Republic Newspaper.

Date22 Jul 2019 01:27:46
ContributorMarcia466BG
Sources

Obituary 18 Jan 2018-The Arizona Republic Newspaper.

Date27 May 2015 01:43:51
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:39
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & p219 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION edited by Randy Baumgardner, D790.A2S45

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