Vernon Joseph Brasch

Military
media-5455.jpeg UPL 5455

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Object Number - UPL 5455

Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, A/C hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11319.



Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16059643 / O-737621
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania
Aerial photograph of Upottery airfield looking west, the main runway runs vertically, barrack sites are to the bottom right of the airfield, 15 March 1944. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/CT/91/541. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Smeatharpe

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Spokane, Washington, USA 30 July 1922 Son of William Elroy Brasch.

Enlisted

Spokane, Washington, USA 25 September 1942

Other

Shot down / baled out

Sibret, 6640 Vaux-sur-Sûre, Belgium 27 December 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, towing 2 Waco gliders, A/C hit by flak in fuel tanks, broke formation and released gliders, allowing crew to bale. Baled out. POW. MACR 11319.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 27 December 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died

Spokane, Washington, USA 5 August 1999

Based

Upottery 27 December 1944 Assigned to 93TCS, 439TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Spokane, Washington, USA Interred Fairmount Memorial Park Spokane Spokane County Washington, USA

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