James W Braa

Military

Object Number - UPL 26189 - Dad and Katie ll

James Braa served as a ball turret gunner with the 566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Hethel, England. He completed his tour of 30 missions between March and June 1944, flying his final two missions on D-Day.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Armorer; Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator B-24

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sackwarmer
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Delectable Doris
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Idaho, USA

Enlisted

Tacoma, WA, USA 1942-12-10
Snohomish County, WA, USA

Revisions

Date2 Mar 2017 10:40:01
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Connected up to records of Braa's crew members - names from Braa's Lucky Bastard certificate, in possession of his son Jim Braa.

Date20 Jan 2017 16:27:15
ContributorLucy May
Date12 Jan 2017 07:19:47
Contributorjbraa
Sources

Entered by his son from data on his "Lucky Bastard Club" certificate.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History, 389th BG Roster

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