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Sidney J Streetman


On 8 May 1944, had frostbite injury during Brunswick mission. Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Evaded, helped by local family who hid him in their house behind enemy lines. He was there for several months until the town was liberated by the allies. When Bailing out he was injured from flak and the explosion ruptured his eardrum leaving him permanently deaf in one ear. "Awarded Purple Heart"


Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 705th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...


Event Location Date
Born Branoria, Texas, USA 25 November 1923
Evaded France 25 May 1944
Died 3 September 2017


Date Contributor Update
16 November 2020 08:31:18 ojhart79 Changes to biography

From his Grandson Owen Hart

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2020 08:29:00 ojhart79 Changes to biography, awards, events and media associations

I am Sid Streetman's Grandson Owen Hart, My mother is his daughter Susan L. (Streetman) Hart. I have gathered information and pictures about my Grandfathers WW2 Experience.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2020 04:30:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Changed A/C type in the "Summary biography" from "B-17" to "B-24" per info at 446th BG website.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2020 03:55:05 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:10 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5250 / MACR 5250; The History of the 46th Bomber Group, pg 98, 102 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database