David Dale Brewer


Assigned to 764BS, 461BG, 15AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Odertal oil refinery in B-24 42-52025; Mauled by fighters, #3 engine on fire, oxygen sytem shot out, A/C abandoned. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10680

Awards: PH.


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Units served with

A B-24 Liberator of the 461st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force drops supplies over a Prisoner of War camp in Austria, May 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: '9 May 1945, Last 'combat' mission of 461st BG to British POW camp near Villack, Austria. #33 flown by Lt John Stegman- 765th BS.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 765th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16082953 / O-824959
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Arsenic and Lace
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 765th Bomb Squadron


  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Cerignola #3


Event Location Date Description


Arkadelphia, AR 28 September 1925 Son of Harold H and Lois Dora [Helms] Brewer.

Buried/ Commemorated

Richland Cemetery, Arkadelphia, AR Richland Cemetery Gum Springs, Clark County, AR


Torretta 17 December 1944 Assigned to 764BS, 461BG, 15AF USAAF.