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B-25J-1-NC #43-27705 "Flak Fodder II" Code: 9N
Captain William Herbert "Herb" Brassfield
340th BG - 489th BS - 12th AF



  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron
  • Twelfth Air Force

    Twelfth Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...


  • William Brassfield

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    William Herbert Brassfield earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He worked in the manned spaceflight program. He retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel.



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Donna Bernardy - Daugher of William Brassfield