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John K Brush

Military

Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Mims

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 455th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-35000 'Swamp Chicken'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the port engine, caused its departure from the A/C and forced crew to bail-out. 1 x RTD, 4 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 2056.

Associated Place

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Yakima County, WA, USA 1921

Son of Betty Marie Brush.

Lived in Boise, ID, USA 1942
Enlisted Portland International Airport, 5501 NE Cornfoot Rd, Portland, OR 97218, USA 29 January 1942

Portland Airbase
Oregon

Based Earls Colne 1943 – 5 February 1944

Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down / baled out 62240 Desvres, France 5 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. POW. MACR 2056.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 5 February 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 12:44:21 Al_Skiff Changes to service number
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84946912_john_k%20brush/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28711748
http://www.merkki.com/fishelstan.htm

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 12:43:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/84946912_john_k%20brush/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28711748
http://www.merkki.com/fishelstan.htm

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