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Ralph Cranford Brinson

Military

Shot down by fighters near Quakenbruck on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39793. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Richard Read

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters near Quakenbruck on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39793. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39793

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 2/9/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-V] Horham 8/10/43; with M.J. Worthing force landed Rattlesden AFB, Sfk, UK 10/2/44 (crew OK); [21m]Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Rich Read, Co-pilot: Clinton Kemper, Navigator:...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Prentiss, MS 12 May 1922
Enlisted Camp Shelby, MS 26 October 1942
Shot Down/Captured Goldenstedter Heide, Germany 6 March 1944
POW Tychowo, Poland 15 March 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV
Dates are approximate

Died Jackson, MS 15 September 1998
Buried Jackson, MS 18 September 1998

Lakewood South Memorial Park
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2020 22:04:27 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?dt=466&sc=11675...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=4529175...

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38834876

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2985 / MACR 2985, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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