Edward T Brodnax

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 55118 - 1st Lt. Edward T. Brodnax

On 28 June 1943, on a mission to St. Nazaire, Edward Brodnax was flying B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird / Marnita No. 2' when it was hit by heavy, accurate flak. The aircraft went down in the English Channel and Brodnax died. There were only 2 survivors who were rescued by French fishermen. Brodnax's name is commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17020318 / O-661865
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Thunderbird II, Marnita No. 2
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Military site
  • Known as: Stanbridge Earls and Roke Manor

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

1943-06-28
Louisiana, USA

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Date18 Jan 2022 02:20:29
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Date18 Jan 2022 02:19:06
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Date18 Jan 2022 02:17:21
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Date18 Jan 2022 01:20:34
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Date27 Aug 2021 18:28:19
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Date16 May 2021 21:14:52
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date16 May 2021 21:13:18
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Removed association to UPL 47048 as there was no associated media.

Date16 May 2021 21:11:39
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Removed association to UPL 47047 as there is no associated media.

Date5 Jul 2017 13:08:59
ContributorLucy May
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 168, MACR 15710
https://abmc.gov/node/539072#.WVy7Fk2GOM8

Date25 Nov 2015 15:11:47
ContributorLucyd
Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:37
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15710

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