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William M Bryan Jr

Military

Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. Later on 9 Oct 43 on mission to bomb Danzig U-Boat production in B-24 42-40610 'Satan's Sister' A/C took flak hits, lost engine on return, diverting to Sweden. A/C Belly landed in Rinkaby airfield, Sweden. Interned.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Benghazi, Libya 1943 – 1944

409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

Interned (INT) 291 76 Rinkaby, Sweden 9 October 1943

9 Oct 43 on mission to bomb Danzig U-Boat production in B-24 42-40610 'Satan's Sister' A/C took flak hits, lost engine on return, diverting to Sweden. A/C Belly landed in Rinkaby airfield, Sweden. Interned.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2020 16:47:18 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
22 January 2020 19:14:24 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Added nickname "Possible DUPLICATE" so an admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2015 14:17:30 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, biography and events
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http://www.forcedlandingcollection.se

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 830 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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