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William R Brooks

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near Ostend in B-17 #448008

Service

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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102620 DE RUMBLE IZER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 7/5/44; 546BS [BK-P], 544BS [SU-F]; damaged in taxi accident with 43-38721 with George Milligan 22/1/45; taxi accident 14/5/45 and nosed over...

  • 44-8008

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 12/5/44; Langley 26/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 385BG [---Q] Gt Ashfield 10/7/44; transferred 544BS/384BG [SU-Y] Grafton Underwood 13/8/44; Missing in Action Plauen 19/3/45 with Bill Kramer, Emmett Culhane, Chas Fell, Walt Robitzki,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mesa, Arizona, USA
P 22 January 1945
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 19 March 1945
Died 19 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45-01-22-526 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13566 / MACR 13566, 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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