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Albert G Brenan

Military

Assigned to 453BS 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 72 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Caen, France in B-26 41-31961, 6-Jun-44. hit by at least three flak hits in bomb bay and wing, moved out of formation allowing crew to bale out, went into spin and exploded on impact. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5527.

Awards: DFC, AM (12OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Paul Stach

    Military | Major | Bomber pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 453BS 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 65 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Caen Road Junctions C-1 and C-2, France 6-Jun-44. Major Stach was in the aircraft leading Box III on the afternoon en route to the target, when it was hit by...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 453rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31961

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 453BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Caen, France 6-Jun-44. hit by at least three flak hits in bomb bay and wing, moved out of formation allowing crew to bale out, went into spin and exploded on impact. 3 x POW, 4 x...

Associated Place

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Queens, NY, USA 1922
Lived in Grove City, OH, USA 1942
Based Earls Colne 1943 – 6 June 1944

Assigned to 453BS 323BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 14270 Mézidon-Canon, France 6 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Caen, France 6-Jun-44. hit by at least three flak hits in bomb bay and wing, moved out of formation allowing crew to bale out, went into spin and exploded on impact. KIA. MACR 5527.

Buried Mezidon, France 7 June 1944

Interred
Mezidon cemetery

Buried Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot P Row 1 Grave 20

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2021 10:46:11 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310770928
https://www.fold3.com/record/529920447/albert-g-brenan-american-battle-m...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56351941/albert-g-brenan

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2021 23:53:42 Troy Burnett Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/43/?name=Albert%09G._Brenan&b...

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2017 11:14:06 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/529920447_albert_g%20brenan/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/310770928/?terms=Albert%20G%20Brenan
https://www.fold3.com/image/28618066
http://www.database-memoire.eu/prive/fr/stjames-tous-soldats/75-st-james...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56351941

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / B-26 memorials guide

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