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George Robert Brooking

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 386th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bozeman, Montana 18 April 1919
Enlisted Missoula, Montana 26 April 1941
Crash Landed Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 9 September 1942

Flak severed a fuel line on his first mission and he made a forced belly landing. Locals helped him evade for two days before Allied troops liberated the area

Assigned to the 365th FG Bretigny, France 9 September 1944
Named Squadron Commander Chievres, Belgium 22 November 1944

386th FS

Died Austin, Texas 27 April 2008
Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 30 April 2008

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot
Section CP Site 39

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2020 23:01:13 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

"Thunderbolts of The Hell Hawks" - pages 268, 605
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72739219/george-robert-brooking
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61591&h=67049&t...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=3557525&...

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