Bruzelius, David, Jr., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 611-Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, AAF MOS 611, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
Service Years
1948 - 1950
Sergeant

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1931
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Monroe
Last Address
Iwakuni AB, Japan

Casualty Date
Sep 30, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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Aerial Gunner Badge


 
 Unit Assignments
8th Bombardment Squadron3rd Bombardment Group, Light
  1950-1950, AAF MOS 611, 8th Bombardment Squadron
  1950-1950, AAF MOS 611, 3rd Bombardment Group, Light
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/First Battle of Seoul
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1950-1950, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Bruzelius was the tail gunner of a B-26B Invader bomber with the 8th Bomber Squadron, 3rd Bomber Group.

On September 30, 1950, while on a night intruder mission, the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire, crashed into the ocean near Wonsan, North Korea and exploded. His remains were not recovered.

Those lost:
Sgt. David Bruzelius, Jr
1st Lt. Lawrence W. Gallagher, pilot
Sgt. Andre J. Matton

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

For his leadership and valor, Sergeant Bruzelius was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

   
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