Rex L Brudos

Military
media-40243.jpeg UPL 40243 "Crew members of the 755th Bomb Squadron, pose beside a Consolidated B-24, somewhere in England. April 1944."

Rear L-R: Unkn, 2Lt Grant E Conant, T/Sgt Garland Odell Meadows, T/Sgt Clayton C Wilkening.

Front L-R: S/Sgt Albert Lind, 1Lt Billie Allen Spivey, Capt Rex L Brudos, S/Sgt Herschel Austin Dailey, T/Sgt Ralph E Bonner.

Object Number - UPL 40243 - "Crew members of the 755th Bomb Squadron, pose beside a Consolidated B-24, somewhere in England. April 1944." Rear L-R: Unkn, 2Lt Grant E Conant,...

Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39901872
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11069675 / O-688723
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15324254
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12092975
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31319537
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Nose turret gunner

Aircraft

A B-24H Liberator (J3-M, serial number 41-28678) of the 755th Bomb Squadron, 458th Bomb Group lands at Horsham St. Faith , March 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24H of 458th Bomb Group landing at Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk in late March 1944. 6 Foot Dix.' Second handwritten on reverse: '458 B.G., 8th Air Force.' Printed caption on reverse: '81779 AC - Consolidated B-24 of 458th Bomb Group arrives at air base somewhere in England after completing 200th mission, 1944. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
A B-24 Liberators including, (serial number 44-40066) nicknamed "S.O.L", of the 458th Bomb Group fly in formation with a flight assembly ship. Written on slide casing: 'SOL, Azon a/c.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Spotted Ass Ape | Dixie Belle II
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Bo
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Big-Time Operator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Lorelei
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Marsall Cty, SD 21 October 1914 Son of Tallef and Garnette O Brudos.

Enlisted

Fort Crook, NE 29 September 1941 Fort Crook Nebraska

Died

Coquille, OR 1 December 1994
Portland, OR

Based

Horsham St Faith Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:19
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / p220 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION edited by Randy Baumgardner, D790.A2S45

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