James Lyman Bruner

Military

Object Number - UPL 16012 - James Lyman Bruner, 466th Bomb Group.

Flew 34 missions over France, Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg and Germany from May 24, 1944 through September 5, 1944. Target cities: Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Saarbrucken, Karlsrhue, Munich, Eisenach, Westermunde, Rostock, Port en Bessen (D-Day), Several V-1 launch sites, Several ground-support missions, St Lo, Fallise Melun, Fr. Melun and others.

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37267798
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Warchamp
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Slick Chick
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Mount Morris, IL 61054, USA 24 September 1920 103 East Center Street

Other

784th BG Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 24 May 1944 - 25 June 1944 14 Missions

Other

785th BG Tour

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 18 July 1944 - 5 September 1944 20 missions

Married

21 June 1947 Married Anne Raymond Dellinger Hennen.

Died

30 March 1994

Revisions

Date7 Jan 2023 23:21:07
Contributorjamesbruner
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From my personal records.

Date6 Jan 2023 22:17:46
Contributorjamesbruner
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From my father's records.

Date6 Jan 2023 22:06:56
Contributorjamesbruner
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From my father's records.

Date5 Jan 2023 23:50:50
Contributorjamesbruner
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My father's records

Date5 Jan 2023 01:55:07
Contributorjamesbruner
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From my father's records.

Date18 May 2015 00:37:24
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date17 May 2015 22:01:37
Contributorjamesbruner
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JL Bruner is my dad.

Date17 May 2015 21:53:32
Contributorjamesbruner
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JL Bruner is my dad.

Date30 Apr 2015 22:17:35
Contributorjamesbruner
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James L Bruner is my dad.

Date19 Feb 2015 03:23:05
Contributorjamesbruner
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I am the son of 1st Lt James L. Bruner. I have a lot of additional information about his service and will add it as well as a number of photos when I get the chance.

James E. Bruner

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:37
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p 343

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