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George Martin Brittain Jr

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Karl Becker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Returned from mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Lil Satan' after direct hit to nose of A/C. Returned to Duty (RTD). 25-Jun-44. MACR 6738. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97890 'Queen of Hearts' "L'il Satan"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 12/6/44 LIL SATAN; returning from Toulouse flak hit blew off nose 25/6/44 with Karl Becker; Navigator: Bob Evans, Bombardier: Arthur Maataa (2 Killed in...

Missions

  • 142

    25 June 1944
    From his mission list for the 385th/548th, this is mission #142. The target says "French Supply." He was on Peterson's Crew.

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bentonville, TX 6 December 1923

Son of George Martin Snr and Nellie Ruth [Smith] Brittain.

Lived in Bishop, Texas 1942
Enlisted San Antonio, TX 5 December 1942

San Antonio, Texas

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 11 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Robstown, TX 22 February 2002
Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Robstown, TX 25 February 2002

Memorial Park Cemetery
Robstown,
Nueces County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2019 19:44:46 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29100248
https://www.fold3.com/record/58948578-george-m-brittain
https://www.fold3.com/record/84899660-george-m-brittain-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/527640818-george-brittain-1923
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47127556/george-martin-brittain

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2019 19:39:46 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, biography, awards, events and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29100248
https://www.fold3.com/record/58948578-george-m-brittain
https://www.fold3.com/record/84899660-george-m-brittain-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/527640818-george-brittain-1923
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47127556/george-martin-brittain

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2017 18:23:09 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29100248/?terms=Arthur%20Maatta

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 311; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 311 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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