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Crew of B-24 #4128824 'Sackwarmer'. James Braa, the crew's ball turret gunner, is kneeling on the far right.



  • James Braa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner
    James Braa served as a ball turret gunner with the 566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Hethel, England. He completed his tour of 30 missions between March and June 1944, flying his final two missions on D-Day.


  • 41-28824 Sackwarmer

    B-24 Liberator
    On 7 July 1944, B-24 #4128824 'Sackwarmer' was involved in a mid air collision and crashed near Brumby, Germany.


  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...


Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 10:15:36 Lucy May Changes to caption, person associations and place associations

Correspondence with James W Braa's son, Jim Braa.

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2017 16:46:27 Lucy May Created entry with caption

Shared with the American Air Museum by Jim Braa, son of James Braa who flew on #4128824 'Sackwarmer' .