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Harold Ray Brellenthin

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  • Joy Bedwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 321st Bomb Group

  • Charles Kendall

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner | 321st Bomb Group

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Born Elkhorn, Wisconsin 16 August 1921
Lived in Beloit, Wisconsin 14 February 1942

423 Harrison Avenue

Enlisted Milwaukee, Wisconsin 26 March 1942
Died off Anzio Beach, Italy 19 February 1944

On February 19, 1944 he was on the crew of the North American B-25C Mitchell medium bomber #41-30551 "Pink Lady" based out of Foggia, Italy. It was reported that they were shot down while bombing enemy troops at Anzio and crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea. There were no survivors.

As pilot of the aircraft, Lieutenant Brellenthin was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for successfully guiding the damaged aircraft away from a hospital ship.

Buried Elkhorn, Wisconsin 1948

Hazel Ridge Cemetery
Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

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Date Contributor Update
23 December 2021 04:08:40 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
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https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=547087

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2021 03:59:40 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=547087
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61054720/harold-ray-brellenthin
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/199202811:2238?tid=&pi...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2375/images/40050_64406...

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