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Marvin C Braun


Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 35 missions, in many different aircraft.

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.



  • William Fowler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37+ combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97163 'SNOW WHITE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-R] Kimbolton 9/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 13/9/44 with Larry Messenger, Co-pilot: Tom Marineau, Navigator: Melvin Halstead, Radio Operator: Grant Powers,...

  • 42-97170 Julie Mae

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 13/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 30/3/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Bob Kennewick, Art Gordon, Joe Werley, Art Reynolds, Turrell Benson, Ralph Weiss, Don LaRose (7 Killed in Action); Sam...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


Event Location Date
Born Coldwater, OH 22 July 1923

Son of Leo and Barbara [Ramme] Braun.

Enlisted Fort Benjamin, Harrison, IN 24 January 1942

Fort Benjamin,
Harrison, Indiana

Based Kimbolton July 1944 – October 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Coldwater, OH 5 May 2018
Buried Saint Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, Mercer County, OH 9 May 2018

Saint Elizabeth Cemetery
Mercer County, OH


Date Contributor Update
01 July 2020 16:56:34 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events and media associations

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2020 18:43:44 Hotelie1970 Changes to service number and awards

General Order 318 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Major General Williams, dated 9 September 1944.

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2019 22:05:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations