Harry James BrodyMilitary
Jim Brody grew up in eastern Montana. He flew his missions as the ball turret gunner on the B-17 "Hell's Angels" (Baldwin crew) and returned to the U.S. I have heard that he was credited with destroying 11 German airplanes, but I don't know if that is correct. When he returned to the U.S. he was stationed at the Laredo Texas Army Airfield. My father was an aerial gunnery instructor there and he and Jim became friends and rodeoed together when they could get off base. Jim was a bronc rider (the best I ever saw) and my dad was a calf roper. After the war Jim acquired a large ranch near Circle, Montana and we would visit the Brodys every Summer. Jim was killed in a truck accident on the ranch in 1957.
Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME.
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|Glendive, MT||1918-04-20||Son of Elsie Brody.|
|Dawson County Cemetery Glendive, Dawson County, MT||1957-08-05||Dawson County Cemetery Glendive, Dawson County, Montana|
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