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Lloyd Wyatt Brisbi


Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173

Awards: DFC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Julian Darlington

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Lt. Julian Darlington was assigned to the the 8th Air Force, and the 389th Bomb Group, TDY to the 9th Air Force, USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti mission in the B-24D, The Witch, 41-11840. - Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). 1 Aug 43. MACR 173. ...

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...


  • 41-11840 - The Witch

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft, 41-11840, named, The Witch, was in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 343rd Bomb Squadron left. It deployed for duty in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in July, 1942. It's pilot, Lt. Glade Jorgenson, played a...

Associated Place

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born New Orleans, Louisiana 29 June 1916

Son of Gertrude I [Vaughan] Brisbi.

Enlisted Camp Shelby, MS 13 March 1942

Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Based 1943 – 1 August 1943

Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF.

Hospitalised Skopia, Yugoslavia 1 August 1943 – October 1943

Hospitalised, wounded in right knee, leg amputated.

Prisoner of War (POW) Sofia, Bulgaria October 1943 – September 1944

Prisoner of War (POW). Bulgaria

Discharged USAAF 29 June 1945
Medical discharge 29 June 1945

Medical discharged, right leg amputated.

Died 19 January 1990
Buried Greenwood Cemetery New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA 22 January 1990

Greenwood Cemetery
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana


Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 14:55:28 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations

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06 April 2021 20:14:11 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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27 September 2014 18:19:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 173