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Eugene R Galbreath

Military

Service

People

  • William Deel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/Squadron Operations Officer | 340th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    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

  • El Kabrit

    Military site : airfield

  • Sfax

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ashmore, IL 22 August 1923
Enlisted Chicago, IL 26 June 1942
Died Sfax, Tunisia 25 April 1943

KIA when his a/c collided with another 340th BG a/c over the airfield at Sfax. Both B-25's crashed to the ground, killing both crews

Buried North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Plot E Row 2 Grave 9
North Africa American Cemetery
North Africa American Cemetery
BP 346 Sidi Bou Said
2026
Tunis
Tunisia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2021 17:55:34 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9170/images/42861_64735...
https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/galbreath%3Deugene
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56247111/eugene-r-galbreath

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