Raymond E Brasch

Military
media-16645.jpeg UPL 16645 Crew #738
Roy E. Guy Crew
466th BG - 787th BS

Standing Left to Right: Patrick Homentowski (TG), Melvin Demmin (R/O), Burl S. Garrett (FE), Russell Todd (BTG), Wayland Buchholz (WG), Marvin Creech (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Ray Brasch (N), Roy Guy (P), Allen Wiedman (B), Merl Hoyle (CP)

This crew was shot down by flak on 8 September 1944. Guy was able to affect a crash landing, which all the crew survived. All the crew were captured and made POW. 466th Bomb Group collection

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Object Number - UPL 16645 - Crew #738 Roy E. Guy Crew 466th BG - 787th BS Standing Left to Right: Patrick Homentowski (TG), Melvin Demmin (R/O), Burl S. Garrett (FE),...

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at

Wittengen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581

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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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Silent Yokum
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Monroe County, NY, USA 1 August 1922

Died

Hawaii, USA 17 June 1992

Buried/ Commemorated

Kaneohe, HI, USA 30 June 1992 Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery Kaneohe Honolulu County Hawaii, USA Plot: Section 82-C Site 2

Other

Shot Down

Wittingen, Germany 8 September 1944 Survived crash landing
Point Pleasant, Irondequoit, NY 14622, USA 159 Pleasant Avenue

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8611 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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