James Joseph Brodie

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 54044 - 2nd Lt James Joseph Brodie, 384BG

Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Magdeburg in B-17 'Lazy Daisy' 42-31222 28-Sep-44. Crashed near Erxleben Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9366.

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

1Lt James J. Brodie from Chicago was the pilot of 'Lazy Daisy'. He flew with the 384th Bomb Group. On 28 September 1944, his B 17 collided with B-17 43-37822 and crashed near Ost Ingersleber, Germany, killing all but three of the crew. 1Lt Brodie and S/Sergeant Robert Crumpton are the only ones buried at Margraten Military Cemetery. Many thanks to Larry Miller for the picture of LT Velve.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35146697
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19056991
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15081700
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16189148
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lazy Daisy
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 28 September 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Rockaway Beach, NY 1921-05-22 Son of James Francis and Mary A [Golden] Brodie.

Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands Plot J Row 13 Grave 4

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

39343 Erxleben, Germany 1944-09-28 Collided with 43‑37822 over target; both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes observed; crashed near Erxleben, Germany; MACR 9366.
Los Angeles, CA At time of draft registration working for Lockheed Corp. Los Angeles, CA

Based

Grafton Underwood 1944-09-28 Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

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