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Charles Robert Breuning

Military

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Hannover/Magdeburg. Crashed near Schwarzenhasel in P-51D 44-14399 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8790.

Formerly with Royal Canadian Air Force, P-51B 43-12208 'Rose of San Antone'

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, USA 4 April 1924

Son of Frank and Florence Breuning.

Lived in San Antonio, Texas 1942
Enlisted Fort Worth, TX, USA 17 December 1943

Fort Worth, Texas

Based East Wretham 3 June 1944 – 11 September 1944

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Schwarzenhasel 11 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Hannover/Magdeburg. Crashed near Schwarzenhasel (s-w. Sontra) in P-51D 44-14399 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8790.

Buried Netherlands American Cemetery 1946

Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Plot A Row 2 Grave 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2021 11:12:45 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56297054/charles-robert-breuning

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2021 11:52:23 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2020 14:08:18 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529874424-charles-r-breuning
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56297054/charles-robert-breuning

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2020 09:56:22 CeesSteijger Changes to biography and events
Sources

J-2075

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2017 10:08:43 Al_Skiff Changes to awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763715/?terms=Charles%20R%20Breuning
https://www.fold3.com/page/529874424_charles_r%20breuning/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/83345320_charles_r%20breuning/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28728048
https://www.fold3.com/image/28690220/?terms=Charles%20R%20Breuning
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56297054

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2017 10:04:08 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763715/?terms=Charles%20R%20Breuning
https://www.fold3.com/page/529874424_charles_r%20breuning/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/83345320_charles_r%20breuning/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28728048
https://www.fold3.com/image/28690220/?terms=Charles%20R%20Breuning
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56297054

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8790 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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