Frank W Bruehl

Military

Frank Bruehl was Navigator on board B-17 #44-8352, hit by Flak, exploded and crashed in Hamelin-Pyrmont, 100km SW of Hannover, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-773313
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-805267
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15343959
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36856047
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-765018
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 31 December 1944

Places

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Born

Revisions

Date7 May 2020 12:26:50
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Corrected Squadron

Date7 May 2020 12:22:14
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 11235
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft Card
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:11
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 11235 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database