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John A Brockman




  • Jack Hague

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew #42-51491 back to the U.S. as the 43rd a/c to leave Attlebridge on Operation Home Run.

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 787th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Casey Creek, KY 42728, USA 16 August 1920
Lived in Pleasant Plains, IL 62677, USA 1942
Enlisted Peoria, IL, USA 16 July 1942
Died Springfield, IL, USA 25 March 2013

John A. Brockman, 92, of Springfield, died at 5:20 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 16, 1920, in Casey Creek, KY, to Sam Coy and Minnie Jones Brockman. He married Juanita Handley on October 31, 1959, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Jeffrey ; three grandchildren: ; one brother, Carey and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; two sisters, Sara Barbee and Emma Fisher; and one brother, Lucien Brockman, preceded him in death.

John was a US Army Air Force Veteran serving during WWII. He served in Coast Artillery, then the Army Air Force Defensive Home Measures with the Coast Artillery. He served as Active Aerial Gunner with the 8th Air Force in Europe.

He was a member of Southern View Chapel and American Legion Post 32. He was a salesman and warehouse manager for Hammond Sheet Metal Company for over thirty-two years. He later worked for the Illinois Secretary State as a security guard.

Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail conducting military honors.

Buried Springfield, IL, USA 31 March 2013

Camp Butler National Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA


Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 16:52:59 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p 343