Earl John Broxup

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Nordhorn on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97447. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Connections

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802509
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Patches
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Taint A Bird II
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Buffalo, New York, USA 1 November 1918

Enlisted

Foirt Niagara, NY 18 March 1942

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 1 December 1943 - 10 February 1944 Shot down on his 12th combat mission

Other

POW

Barth, Germany 11 February 1944 Stalag Luft I (dates are approximate)

Died

Buffalo, NY 4 November 2006

Other

Shot Down/Captured

Brandlecht, Germany 10 February 1944

Buried

Cheektowaga, NY Mount Calvary Cemetery Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York, USA Plot Garden of St. Mary Magdalene

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:58
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2547 / MACR 2547, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database