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MACR 15710 - Edward T. Brodnax

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  • Virgil Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird / Marnita No. 2'. Plane ditched in Channel. As one of only 2 survivors who were rescued by French fishermen, he became a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edward Brodnax

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    On 28 June 1943, on a mission to St. Nazaire, Edward Brodnax was flying B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird / Marnita No. 2' when it was hit by heavy, accurate flak. The aircraft went down in the English Channel and Brodnax died. There were only 2 survivors who...

  • William Deal

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird/ Marnita No. 2'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.

  • Kenneth Dunbar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird / Marnita No. 2'. Plane ditched in Channel, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Kaufmann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA). On mission to St. Nazaire in B-17 #42-5724 28 June 1943 was hit by heavy, accurate flak. Went down in the English Channel with only 2 survivors who were rescued by French fishermen. Kaufmann's name is commemorated on the Tablets...

  • William Lahey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird/ Marnita No. 2. ' Plane ditched in Channel, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gustav Lund

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird / Marnita No. 2'. Plane ditched in Channel, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Mikkelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird / Marnita No. 2'. Plane ditched in Channel, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    On mission to St. Nazaire in B-17 #42-5724 28 June 1943 was hit by heavy, accurate flak. Went down in the English Channel. As one of the 2 survivors who were rescued by French fishermen, became a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Wright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #42-5724 'Thunderbird/ Marnita No. 2'. Plane ditched in Channel, Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

  • 42-5724 Thunderbird II, Marnita No. 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 9/10/42; Wayne 14/11/42; Salina 19/1/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-T] Bassingbourn 23/3/43; Missing in Action 9m St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Ed Brodnax, Co-pilot: John Kaufman, Navigator: Bill Deal, Bombardier: Bill Lakey, Flight engineer/top...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2022 01:37:28 Douglas P Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations
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