Capt James Knowles Brereton

Capt James Knowles Brereton

Birth
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Feb 1943 (aged 26)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56245814 · View Source
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Captain, 515th Bomb Squadron, 376th Bomb
Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force, World War II.

Pilot of B-24D Liberator #41-11602
"Babe the Big Blue Ox."

Shot down by enemy fighters over the
Mediterranean on mission from Libya to
bomb Naples Harbor, Italy.

Killed In Action were:

Capt. James K. Brereton, IA, Pilot
1st Lt. Donald L Burgess, CA, Co-Pilot
1st Lt. Thomas V Flynn, NY, Bombardier
1st Lt. Russell E Wilkins, TX, Navigator
TSgt. Henry R Ballentine, PA, Engineer
SSgt. Charles D Hartley, TX, Radio Operator
Sgt. Kenneth L Gardner, AZ, Gunner
Sgt. Alfonse Schembri, MO, Gunner

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Iowa.

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56245814
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Knowles Brereton (24 Dec 1916–7 Feb 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56245814, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .