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Howard A Breson, Master Sergeant, Crew Chief, 96th Bomb Group, and his aircraft mechanic crew by their assigned B-17 "Kipling's Error III". Howard is on the left.



  • Howard Breson

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief
    He enlisted with his brother in October 1941 and they remained together throughout training and were both assigned to the 96thBG at Snetterton Heath in England. One of seven air mechanics who were awarded a Bronze Star 30 Aug 1944 for servicing a total...


  • 42-5885 Kipling's Error III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 20/4/43; Lowry 5/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-T] Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Harry Johnson, Co-pilot: Luther Bailey, Navigator: Herb Springer, Bombardier: Bill...


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22 November 2017 15:13:45 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption and person associations

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor.