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SSgt Thomas J Bricen, Jr

SSgt Thomas J Bricen, Jr

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Oct 1944 (aged 21–22)
Italy
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Plot F Row 13 Grave 8
Memorial ID 56362508 · View Source
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Husband of Dorothy Bricen who resided in Erie, Pennsylvani.

Thomas served as a Staff Sergeant and Turret-Gunner on B-25J #43-27553 "Evora", 445th Bomber Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Niagara County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 4, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the mechanical treatment of metals and also as Married.

Thomas was "Killed In Action" while flying from Solenzara, Corsica against the Galliate Road Bridge, east of Galliate, Province of Novara, Italy, when their plane took a direct hit from antiaircraft fire on the left engine as it was making its bomb run during the war. The entire crew was "Killed In Action" during this flight.

He was awarded a Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 33408946

Thomas also has a "Cenotaph" in the Gardner Hill Cemetery, Gardner Hill, Pennsylvania.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-25J #43-27553:

Bricen. Thomas J, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Turret-Gunner, NY
Davis, Olin, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio-Gunner, IL
Frank, Robert R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Miller, Emmanuel ~ Corp, Eng/Gunner, MI
Reed, Donald C ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, IL
Voelker, Joseph M ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56362508
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Thomas J Bricen, Jr (1922–3 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56362508, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .