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Earle W Briggs

Military

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 310FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.
Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN medals.

Post war: Remained in USAF till retirement in 1972, serving in Korea and vietnam and rising to rank of Major.

Service

Units served with

  • 27th Air Transport Group

    27th Air Transport Group

    Group
    The 27th Air Transport Group and the 31st Air Transport Group were unique in the ETO and operated differently from other US Army Air Force units. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 310th Ferry Squadron
  • 328th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Skowhegan, ME 22 October 1922

Son of Leo M and Bertha A Briggs.

Enlisted Portland, ME, USA 18 June 1941

Portland, Maine

Lived in Portland, ME, USA 1942
Based Bodney 2 July 1943 – 14 November 1943

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Warton 14 November 1943 – 3 June 1944

Transferred to 310FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Bodney 3 June 1944 – 30 November 1944

Returned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Warton, Carnforth, UK 3 June 1944
End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 30 November 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Springfield, MA, USA 19 February 2003
Buried New Hazardville Cemetery Hazardville Hartford County CT 22 February 2003

New Hazardville Cemetery
Hazardville
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2021 17:02:56 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/627895619/earle-briggs-1922-veterans-affair...
https://www.fold3.com/record/712219822/briggs-earle-w-u-s-veterans-grave...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54578337/earle-w.-briggs

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2017 09:29:53 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- unit history

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2017 11:10:33 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83368947_earle_w%20briggs/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/476283_earle_w%20briggs/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/193140582/?terms=Earle%20W%20Briggs
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54578337
http://articles.courant.com/2003-02-20/news/0302192268_1_american-legion...
http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/obituary.aspx?pid=809140

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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