Capt Ralph Sherwood Bryant

Capt Ralph Sherwood Bryant

Death 29 Apr 1944 (aged 28–29)
Cenotaph Marion, Marion County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 28953165 · View Source
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Command Pilot Capt Ralph S. Bryant, KIA
Hometown Marion, SC
Squadron: Served with the 786th BS, 466th Bomb Group.
TDY 389th Bomb Group
Pilot Lt. Alfred H. Locke, RTD

Target: Berlin
Missing Air Crew Report Details
Date Lost: 29-Apr-44
Serial Number: 41-28784
Aircraft Model B-24HSH-15-DT
Aircraft Letter: F
Aircraft Name: 376
Location: North Sea
Cause: AA Ditched in the North Sea 3 KIA,4 POW,3 RTD
Notes: See "Looking Back" by Dale Vanblair for more details about this crew and ditching.

Quoted from Dale Van Blair
April 29, 1944, Flying as a PFF lead crew, on our fifth mission as a lead crew we ditched in the North Sea, with the loss of five of twelve crew members (we were assigned two extra navigators for this mission):
Capt. Ralph Bryant, command pilot from the 466th; Lt. Kenneth Reed, instrument navigator, Lt. John Bloznelis, dead reckoning navigator; Lt. Arthur Delclisur, bombardier; and Sgt. Harold Freeman, replacement engineer for this mission.Two of the crew including Captain Bryant died of their injuries after being picked up by Royal Navy Motor Launch 498. The seven crew members who survived did no more combat flying.

389th BG loses two aircraft on another trip to Berlin

Captain Bryant is buried a memorial at Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England.

Visit the virtual cemetery of the "Locke"Crew. Click here


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: Just Plain Nosy
  • Added: 11 Aug 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28953165
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Ralph Sherwood Bryant (1915–29 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28953165, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .