Brodie, James Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Brodie, James Joseph   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-1012186   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 28 September 1944
Reported missing on MACR 9366 (11.899 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands: Plot J Row 13 Grave 4
Related Documents MACR 9366 (11.899 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Brodie, James JosephPilotKIA
2nd Lt. Vevle, Lloyd OliverCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Hawkins, George Marshall, JrNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Barnes, William Douglas, JrBombardierCT
SGT. Taylor, William EdsonRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Crumpton, Robert DoyleEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Hetu, Gordon EugeneBall Turret GunnerKIA
CPL. Miller, Wilfred FrankTail GunnerPOW
CPL. Opie, Leonard WoodFlexible GunnerTR
CPL. Liniger, Harry AllenFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 21 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group. Did not attack target because bomb rack fuse was burned out, which became apparent too late for manual release; returned bombs to base.
Sortie Report
176 9 August 1944 Target: Erding Airdrome & Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Erding, Germany
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
High group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Pilot 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Low group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Pilot 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Pilot 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Pilot 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron flying spare; joined formation. The Brodie crew may have been originally assigned to fly 42‑97309, and was forced to switch aircraft for unknown reasons. Apparently they were told to go to ground spare aircraft 43‑37971, but that had already been assigned to Johnstone. Again for unknown reasons, the Chadwick Crew was told to move to lead ground spare aircraft 43‑37971, and turn over 42‑97521 to the Brodie Crew.
Sortie Report
192 11 September 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97521 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship; high squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑31222 Combat Mission Credit
Collided with 43‑37822 over target: Wallace Storey related details of the collision in Decker's Memories (2nd edition, page 169). Both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes observed; crashed near Erxleben, Germany; MACR 9366.
Sortie Report

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