John B Brinegar

Military
media-45598.jpeg UPL 45598 John B Brinegar

From his son Robert

Object Number - UPL 45598 - John B Brinegar

Flew 30 missions with the 388th BG between July 44 and Jan 45, the last 14 as lead pilot. Known to have flown on the following aircraft.
Sweetheart/Willie Wildcat 42-3262
Old 66/Lady Margaret 42-30778
Heavens Above/Panhandle Kid 42-102434
Cruisin’ Cradle 43-38385
Miss Karen K 44-8223
Rough Darts 44-8078
Wolf Wagon 42-97666
Forever Amber 43-37896
Stardust/My True Love 42-102559
Moonlight Serenade 43-37599
And his last mission in
Fickle Fanny 42-97943

Connections

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-712382
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Heaven's Above/Panhandle Kid
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Old 66 / Lady Margaret
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3262) nicknamed "Sweetheart" of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '388th BG. 23262.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sweetheart
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Los Angeles, California 4 October 1915

Died

13 June 1997

Revisions

Date3 Aug 2021 06:41:22
ContributorRayWells
ChangesChanges to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Updated bio and connections

Date27 Oct 2020 16:19:57
ContributorRayWells
ChangesChanges to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Updated Connections and Biography details from his son Robert

Date27 Sep 2014 18:15:40
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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