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James H Brown

Military

Dresden viaduct 13 Feb 1945 mission. Plane crash landed in Belvoax, Belgium, Brown was Killed in Action (KIA) in crash

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-8369

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 22/8/44; Langley 24/9/44; Dow Fd 4/10/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 18/11/44; battle damaged Kassel 14/2/45 with Jim Brown, John Payleitner, Joe Smith, Bill Adams (4 Killed in Action); rest (RTD?); crash landed Bolvoax, Bel; repaired &...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oblong, Illinois
Died 14 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2016 13:43:19 Lucy May Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 102/379th Anthology; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 337 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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