Peter Joseph Brennan

Military

Object Number - UPL 38115 - Taken somewhere near RAF Knettshall, Suffolk, England (where he was stationed).

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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 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-770817
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Heaven's Above
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: City of Savannah
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 16 November 1944
  • Date: 29 November 1944
  • Date: 10 December 1944
  • Date: 11 December 1944
  • Date: 12 December 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Brooklyn, New York 1918-02-15

Died

Brick, NJ 2010-10-12 PETER J. BRENNAN AGE: 92 Peter J. Brennan, 92, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Mr. Brennan was a battalion chief for the Northern Manhattan District of the FDNY. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, serving as a bombardier and completing 33 missions. Peter was an active communicant of St. Luke's Church, Toms River. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all. Mr. Brennan is predeceased by his wife, Ann, in 1995. Peter is survived by his five children, Joseph Brennan, Joanne Rose, Patricia McCormack, Andrew Brennan and John Brennan; and 10 grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at the D'Elia Funeral Home, Route 70 and Vermont Avenue, Lakewood. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at the St. Luke's Church, Toms River. Interment will take place at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

Other

388th BG Combat Tour

Knettishall Airfield, UK 1944-11-16 - 1945-03-30 10 missions - Othello Dale Crew 23 missions - John Edelman Crew
Brooklyn, NY 1940-10-16 3410 Avenue N

Buried

2010-10-16 Ocean County Memorial Park Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA

Revisions

Date26 Apr 2019 04:41:03
Contributorbridgeymack
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Unsure if this is under Pilot Oliver Smith or John Edelman. My grandfather, Peter Brennan, togglier in the 388th Bomb Group in the 561st Squadron in the 8th Air force.

Date26 Apr 2019 04:35:56
Contributorbridgeymack
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My grandfather was awarded with 3 separate honors in his WWII tour.
Air Medal 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
ETO Ribbon 3 Battle Stars
Distinguished Unit Citation

Date25 Apr 2019 05:01:26
Contributorbridgeymack
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My grandfather was a togglier in the 388th Bomb Group, 561st Squadron. His first 10 missions were flown on the Oliver Smith, missions 11-33 flown on the John Edelman.

Date25 Apr 2019 04:55:54
Contributorbridgeymack
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Taken near where Peter was stationed (RAF Knettshall, Suffolk, England)

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:26
ContributorAAM
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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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