SSgt Colver Benjamin Breneman

SSgt Colver Benjamin Breneman

Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 Jul 1944 (aged 23)
At Sea
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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Memorial ID 56362501 · View Source
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Husband of Mary M. Breneman who resided in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Colver served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24J #42-109844, 514th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

B-24J #42-109844 took off from San Pancrazio, Italy on a bombing mission to Marsdorf, Germany. They were involved in a mid-air collision with B-24H #41-28951 over the Adriatic Sea north of Vieste, Italy. The cause of the collision is unknown.

Colver was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 14076053

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-109844:

Barham, Cecil F, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, TN
Bolduc, Aime L ~ Sgt, Gunner, MA
Breneman, Colver B ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Camp, David K ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, GA
Moreau, James K ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, NJ
Scott, Harry G ~ Sgt, Gunner, NH
Shepard, John F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MN
Swaski, Frank A ~ Sgt, Gunner, OR
White, Dorrance A ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MA

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For airmen who perished on B-24J #41-28951 see:

Poe, Joseph W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, WV

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Bio & Crew Reports by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Colver Benjamin Breneman (1 Sep 1920–8 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56362501, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .