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Larry James Bredda

Military

June 1941 Joined Army Air Forces

Trained at Chanute Field III, Santa Ana California, Ontario California and Bakerfield, California.

May 1943 Wings earned Luke Field, Arizona

October 1943 Left for Overseas Duty

11 December 1943 B17G#42-31268 landed at Warton after a ferrying mission when the tail wheel dropped into an icy unmarked hole.

11 July 1945 P47D#42-25889 crashed at Lockinge after collision in fog with B25. Pilot died.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Grove

    Military site : airfield
    Grove was originally intended to be a base for an RAF Operational Training Unit. Construction began in late 1941 and the airfield was usable by October 1942. The airfield was built to a standard design for bomber bases, with a main 6,000 feet runway,...

  • Santa Ana Army Air Base

    Military site : airfield

  • Lockinge

    Crash site

  • Chanute Field

    Military site : airfield
    Chanute Field was established in 1917 as a training ground for pilots. After a brief closure at the end of the First World War, the airfield was designated a technical school and provided training for ground personnel during the Second World War. ...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2019 14:22:47 Rorqual Changes to service number
Sources

USAAF Personnel Records & "Report of Aircraft Accident" as supplied by USAAF Historical Research Centre, Maxwell Air Force Base.

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2019 14:18:11 Rorqual Changes to biography and place associations
Sources

Ironwood Daily Globe obituary

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2019 14:07:46 Rorqual Changes to role
Sources

"Report of Aircraft Accident" as supplied by USAAF Historical Research Centre

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2019 14:05:47 Rorqual Changes to place associations
Sources

"Report of Aircraft Accident" as supplied by USAAF Historical Research Centre

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2019 14:03:26 Rorqual Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank, biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Ancestry and "Report of Aircraft Accident" as supplied by USAAF Historical Research Centre

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I, p. 417

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