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William Herbert Brassfield


William Herbert Brassfield earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan.
He worked in the manned spaceflight program.
He retired from the USAF with the rank of Colonel.


Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Carpenter, Kentucky 15 June 1920
Lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan 1941
Died Junction City, Oregon 17 December 2000
Buried Junction City, Oregon 20 December 2000

Rest Lawn Memorial Park
Junction City, Lane County, Oregon, USA


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