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SSGT Henry Paul Brannan

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SSGT Henry Paul Brannan

Birth
Death 30 Nov 1943 (aged 25–26)
Silverstone, South Northamptonshire Borough, Northamptonshire, England
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 82 SITE 206
Memorial ID 46107806 View Source
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Memorial marker at Helmdon Air Base, England.


8th AF, 92nd BG, 327th sqn, stationed Podington, Alconbury & Bovingon England, Northhamptonshire
Sharon Belle B-17F 42-30408 exploded near Astwell Castle, Nov 30, 1943, mission was planned for Solingen, scrubbed because of weather. Cause of explosion never determined, all crew lost. Complete disintegration of bodies, markers are memorials for uniforms, dog tags, etc.

SERIAL: 39082464

Brannan, Henry P., USAAF - Awarded: Silver Star - World War II, served as gunner, listed as tail gunner for his final mission.

ENLISTMENT: -probable-
Henry P Brannan
Birth Year: 1917
Race: White, citizen (White)
State of Residence: California
County or City: Tulare
Enlistment Date: 30 Sep 1941
Enlistment State: California
Enlistment City: Presidio of Monterey
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Selective Service within 3 months of Discharge 11 punch
Education: Grammar school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 65
Weight: 145

Acc to Randy Watkins, who worked at Jefferson Barracks:
Some remains were recovered at the time of the accident and those remains could not be positively identified, therefore, they were assumed to be the remains of Brannan, Glaspell, Munro, Pugh or Slayton. That is why those five names are on the headstone.

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  • Maintained by: Clinton Slayton
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 29 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 46107806
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/46107806/henry-paul-brannan : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Henry Paul Brannan (1917–30 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 46107806, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Clinton Slayton (contributor 46632769) .