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Victor Douglas Brecht

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Munich on B-17 #42-97273. Missing Air Crew Report #7568

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People

  • Howard Ford

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Munich in B-17 #42-97273 Killed in, Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #7586

  • Vincent Matlack

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed near Munich in B-17 #4297273. Exploded over target. Missing Air Crew Report #7587.

  • James Rosborough

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed near Munich in B-17 42-97273. Exploded over target. Missing Air Crew Report #7568

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97273 Aces & ATES!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Dalhart 1/3/44; Grenier 26/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 9/4/44; detailed Leipzig 7/7/44 with Nick Pranger, Co-pilot: Kenneth Vaden, Navigator: Edward Cheresnik, Bombardier: Charles Wolf, Flight...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Madison, Kansas
Assigned 1 May 1944 – 12 July 1944

Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #81 dated 1 May 1944. James Rosborough Crew, 27 Combat Missions.

Promoted 23 June 1944

Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #120 dated 23 June 1944

Died 12 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2019 01:12:09 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and media associations
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https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=441

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7568 / MACR 7568, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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