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Manuel Bretana

Military

Killed in action during a dive bombing mission near Bergheim Germany. Bretana was leading the flight when he strafed a locomotive, after firing on the locomotive he pulled away from the target and his aircraft went into a nose dive. His aircraft exploded as it crashed into the ground.

Service

Units served with

  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 53rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Died 2 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 15:05:43 Emily Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
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MACR 12285

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