Dale W Brothers

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Evaded (EVD). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17016570 / O-886142
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Bag of Bolts
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Utah, USA 24 July 1921 Son of Marlowe and Marie A Brothers.

Enlisted

Minneapolis, MN, USA 27 March 1942

Other

Shot down /baled out

62123 Warlus, France 8 July 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. EVD. 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Other

Evaded (EVD)

France 8 July 1944 Evaded capture (EVD) with help of French resistance, returned to unit.

Died

Denver, CO, USA 1 July 1995

Based

Andrews Field 8 July 1944 Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.
Hennepin County, MN, USA

Buried

4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236, USA Interred Fort Logan National Cemetery Denver Denver County Colorado, USA