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Clyde G Brown

Military

Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 15 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • George Bishop

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 15 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664. Awards: PH.

  • Gene Brillhart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 15 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. 3rd and final crew member to bale out. Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • Rudyard Courtenay

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Op / Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. 2nd crew member to bale out and died of his wounds. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec...

  • Paul Estrem

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomb / Nav | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 15 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664. ...

  • Robert Vidler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 21 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. 1st member of crew to bale out. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    Group
    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

  • 574th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95865 'Skyhag'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 575BS, 931BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 574BS, 931BG, 9AF USAAF. Missions flown 107. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664. ...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Idaho, USA 18 September 1917

Son of Clyde and Sarah M Brown.

Enlisted Fort Bliss, TX, USA 31 December 1940
Lived in Nevada, USA 1941
Based Matching 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 574BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. A/C B-26 42-95865 tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664.

Buried 1945

Interred.

Buried Fort Bliss, TX, USA 1946

Re Interred
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2016 18:08:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit... https://www.fold3.com/page/84734758_clyde_g%20brown/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/46705661
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=419075

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