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Richard Coorpender Brooke


Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME



  • Earl Houston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Flew B-17 42-31083 'Tenny Belle' for most of his missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron



  • 8th Air Force 257

    13 March 1944
    V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France are the targets for this mission. All three Air Divisions despatch aircraft but the weather is so terrible that most could not bomb a target. Mission Summary follows: ...

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 Clifton, AZ 24 October 1919

Son of C J Brooke.

Lived in Rosita, Mexico 1940
Lived in Eagle Pass, Maverick, TX June 1941
Enlisted Fort Sam, Houston, TX 16 March 1942

Fort Sam, Houston, Texas

Based Kimbolton November 1943 – March 1944

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 17 January 2012
Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX 20 January 2012

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio,
Bexar County, TX


Date Contributor Update
08 July 2019 21:33:16 Al_Skiff Changes to awards and events

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2019 21:28:05 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 mission associations