Edward J Broussard

Military

1-May-42 Assigned as Pilot of B-17F #41-24584 [GN-Q] "Susfu", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. Arrived in Molesworth, UK with crew of "Susfu" on 22-Oct-42.

Operational participation UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Connections

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Susfu
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
A bomber crew of the 303rd Bomb Group, with their B-17 Flying Fortress (GN-V, serial number 42-2966), after a raid on Germany. From left to right they are: Sergeant Ward W. Kirkpatrick (Kalispel, Montana); Technical Sergeant Lucian W. Means, (Luguna Beach, California); First Lieutenant Milton K. Conver (Cincinnatti, Ohio); Second Lieutenant John W Dillenger (Avoca, Iowa), Co-Pilot; Captain B.B. Southworth (Columbus, Ohio), Pilot; Sergeant Jack Belk (Temple, Texas); Sergeant William Fleming (Burdine, Kentu
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: No 11 Combat Crew Replacement Center No 1 Combat Crew Replacement Center 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 30 December 1942
  • Official Description: 40 HBs hit submarine base at Lorient, which now shows cumulative effect of repeated bombardment.
  • Date: 12 December 1942
  • Official Description: 17 HBs bomb Rouen-Sotteville M/Y. Bad weather prevents large attack planned for air installations at Romilly-sur-Seine.
A flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 305th Bomb Group, in formation returning from Lille. Printed caption on reverse: 'Vapor trails made by Boeing B-17's returning from Lille, France. US Air Force Photo.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'KY-A, 25085?. KY-B, 124591 "Rigor Mortis". KY-C, 25078. JJ-Q, 25060. JJ-R, 123614 "Snafu". XK-U "Wham Bam". XK-P "Flapper".
  • Date: 6 December 1942
  • Official Description: 36 HBs attack Atelier d’Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille while a smaller group of aircraft bomb Abbeville/Drucat A/F.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Assigned to Aircaft

Boise, ID, USA 1 May 1942 Assigned as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho.

Other

Arrived in UK

Molesworth, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 22 October 1942 Arrived at Molesworth, UK aboard B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS as the Pilot.

Other

Mission #1, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-24584, 303BG/427BS

Lorient, France 22 November 1942 Served as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK

Other

Mission #2, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-24584, 303BG/427BS

Lille, France 6 December 1942 Served as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the carriage and wagon works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #3, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-24584, 303BG/427BS - Aborted

Rouen, France 12 December 1942 Served as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen France, but mechanical failures forced him to abort the sortie.

Other

Mission #4, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-24584, 303BG/427BS

Lorient, France 30 December 1942 Served as the Pilot of B-17F 41-24584 "Susfu", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #4, CPT Edward J. Broussard, w/B-17F 42-2966, 303BG/427BS - Aborted

Hamm, Germany 2 February 1943 Served as Pilot of B-17F 42-2966, 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the railroad marchalling yards at Hamm. Germany, but mechaincal failures forced him to abort the sortie. RTB OK.

Revisions

Date17 Mar 2020 20:04:29
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C call sign "[GN-Q]" in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date17 Mar 2020 01:47:07
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date19 Feb 2016 00:06:24
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Made connections to 42-2966 and Missions of 2-Feb-43 & 4-Feb-43 per 303BG mission reports: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date19 Feb 2016 00:03:39
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 2-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/013.pdf

Date9 Jan 2016 22:22:00
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 9-Jan-2016. Corrected initial assigment to location and Assigned to Aircraft location per 303BG records, Gary Moncur, Historian: http://www.303rdbg.com/

Date8 Jan 2016 21:47:54
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2015. Corrected SN notation.

Date8 Jan 2016 21:34:07
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Mission #4 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 30-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/008.pdf

Date8 Jan 2016 21:32:00
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 12-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/006.pdf

Date8 Jan 2016 21:29:36
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 6-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/005.pdf

Date8 Jan 2016 21:26:42
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 22-Nov-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/003.pdf

Date8 Jan 2016 21:22:54
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Arrived in UK event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Broussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date8 Jan 2016 21:20:32
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added Assigned to AIrcraft event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Broussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date8 Jan 2016 21:17:29
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jan-2016. Added intinitial assigment info to Summary Biography, made connections to aircraft (through 23-Jan-43) and mission participations (through 23-Jan-43) per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Edward J. Boussard crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/c-427-broussard.html

Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:25
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster