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2LT Aaron Robert Bramhall

2LT Aaron Robert Bramhall

Birth
New York, USA
Death 8 Mar 1944 (aged 23)
At Sea
Burial Ellenville, Ulster County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 77642596 · View Source
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Aaron served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24J "Twin Tails" #42-100122, 715th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on February 26, 1942 in Syracuse, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Aaron was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 suffered Mechanical problems and caused the plane to run out of gas and ditch in the channel East of Great Yarmouth on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin, Germany during the war.

Aaron is the only one of the crew whose remains were found. He was rescued from a wing tip but died before reaching shore.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-683897

( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady )

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100122:
Allen, Geroe C ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Florida
Bramhall, Aaron R ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York
Daley, John ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, Massachusetts
Fena, William G ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Minnesota
Fiego, Nicholas A ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Pennsylvania
Spadafore, Albert N ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Massachusetts
Taylor, Carl E ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Utah
Totman, Edward F ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Ohio

Airmen who survived from B-24J #42-100122:
Hood, James H ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Kansas
Nugent, James T, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, New Jersey

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 5 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77642596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Aaron Robert Bramhall (1 Jan 1921–8 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77642596, citing Fantinekill Cemetery, Ellenville, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .