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Allen I Brazelton

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SMSGT ALLEN I. BRAZELTON (USAF RETIRED) – ASSIGNMENT HISTORY

WORLD WAR II
1 Jan 1942 Left Phillips, WI by train for Ashland WI for eye exam; then took train
onto Wausau, WI the next day
2 Jan 1942 Enlisted in Army Air Corps in Wausau, WI; after testing departed by
train for Camp Grant, IL
5 Jan 1942 Reported for Basic Training at Jefferson Barracks, MO
Feb – Apr 1942 Clerk, 312th Air Service Group, Jackson, MS
May – Dec 1942 Squadron Sgt. Major, 312th Air Service Group, Columbia, SC
Dec 42 – Apr 1943 Squadron Sgt. Major, 312th Air Service Group, Lakeland, FL
13 May- 12 Jun 1943 Squadron Sgt. Major, 312th Air Service Group, RAF Earls Colne,
England
13 Jun – Nov 1943 Hq Squadron Sgt. Major, 312th Air Service Group, 94th Bomb Group
(Heavy), RAF Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Dec 43 – Mar 1945 First Sgt. (promoted to MSgt on 1 Jan 44), 453rd Sub-Depot, RAF
Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Apr – July 1945 Group Sgt. Major, 312th Air Base Group, RAF Rougham, Bury St.
Edmunds, England
July 1945 Detached to 711th Bomb Sq., 447th Bomb Gp, RAF Rattlesden for out-
processing; returned to RAF Rougham after one day with 447th BG

POST WAR
Jul –Dec 1945 Returned to CONUS (Camp McCoy, WI) – on leave & processing to
return to Europe; Separation from initial enlistment was at Camp
McCoy on 20 Oct 1945
Jan – Apr 1946 Married in Scotland, on leave & processing for assignment to Germany

Service

Units served with

  • 312th Air Service Group
  • 453rd Sub-Depot
  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • 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 Phillips, Wisconsin 2 February 1920
Married Annie Trotter Kirkcaldy, UK 1946
Died 25 February 2017

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2017 15:37:16 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Added event and connections from information in biography field and uploaded biography, Document 27840:
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/27840

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2017 20:20:41 Glenn A. Brazelton Changes to biography
Sources

Personal interview with member as conducted by his son, Col Glenn Brazelton

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son Glenn

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