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Phillip S Brinkman


Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF as 'Draftsman' as the aircorp had no definition for an artist !! Notable nose art artist.

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Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-29400 Sagittarius / Sagittarias

    B-24 Liberator
    486th Bomb Group converted to B-17s in 1944; aircraft transferred to Italy 10-Jan-45 and assigned to 15th AF, 449th BG, 716th BS and renamed "Sagittarias"

  • 41-29517 'Pisces'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assignments: Originally 8th AF, 486th BG. Transferred on 1 Jul 44 to 834th BS (H8 H). Transferred to 15th AF, 461st BG, 766th BS as #51. (Also reported in 465th BG). Condemned 19 Jun 45.

  • 42-52744 'Ding Dong Daddy From Dixie' 'Capricorn'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred in Jul-44 to 835BS. May have been transferred briefly to 493rd BG but definitely transferred to MTO 10 Mar 45 by BAD 3 and assigned to 98th BG. Salvaged 27 Apr 45.

  • 42-52762 'Scorpio'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 834th BS, Transferred to 833rd BS (4N F). After storage at BAD 3, Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland, it was transferred to MTO 14 Feb 45 and assigned to 465th BG / 781st BS (T). Sadly, its service in 15th AF was very short indeed because it was...

  • 42-52693 'Aries'

    B-24 Liberator
    After leaving 486th BG in July 1944, was put in storage at a depot and not received by 492nd BG at Harrington until between 7 & 23 Dec 44. Never flew in 492nd BG as a Carpetbagger. It remained a bomber (even after being painted black) and flew on all...

  • 42-52768 'Leo'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assignments: 834th BS, 486th BG, 8th AF (coded 2S-E) - Missions [7] - 27 May 44 7th BS, 34th BG, 8th AF (coded K) - Missions [6] - 11 Jun 44 860th BS, 493rd BG, 8th AF (K) - Missions [20] Jun - at least [19] Jul 44 BAD 2 (end 1944) RZI 25-Sep-45.

  • 42-52508 'Libra'

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to the 486th BG. Transferred from 834th BS to 833rd BS to become 4N-S at the beginning of July 1944. Transferred to the 857th BS, 492nd BG where it was still on inventory records in July of 1945.

  • 42-52545 'Aquaria'

    B-24 Liberator
    Renamed to 'Frisco Trudy' after transfer to 486th BG /832nd BS (3R-K).

  • 41-29490 'Gemini'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Stored BAD2. Assigned 725BSBS, 451st BG, 15AF USAAF. Salvaged 9-Apr-45.

  • 42-52650 'Cancer'

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally 486th BG, later 458th BG, transferred to the 801st/492nd BG in the last half of 1944 and finally transferred to the 406th BG at Cheddington prior to 3 Jan 45. Transferred at the end of Jun 44, when 834th BS became the G-H lead squadron for...

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Associated Place

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


Event Location Date
Born St. Louis, MO, USA 1916
Lived in St. Louis, MO, USA 1941
Enlisted St. Louis, MO, USA 1942
Based Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ 85707, USA 1943 – 1944

Based Davis-Monthan Field in Tuscon, AZ.

Based Sudbury 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Gainesville, FL, USA May 2000


Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 17:48:24 Al_Skiff Changes to service number

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 12:42:52 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 12:39:58 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:32 AAM AAM ingest

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