Brine, Donald Edward, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 371st Bombardment Squadron, Medium
Service Years
1942 - 1950
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Kadena Air Base, Okinawa

Casualty Date
Sep 08, 1950
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War FallenState of Ohio Korean War Memorial
  2014, Korean War Fallen
  2016, State of Ohio Korean War Memorial [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
307th Bombardment Wing, Medium371st Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1950-1950, 307th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1950-1950, 371st Bombardment Squadron, Medium
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  
  1950-1950, B-29 Superfortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Staff Sergeant Brine was a crew member of a B-29A Superfortress Bomber with the 371st Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Wing based at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. On September 8, 1950, while returning from a bombing mission over Korea, his aircraft crashed into the East China Sea five miles north of Okinawa, killing eight crew members. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial...Source: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Honor Roll,

Aircraft Number: 42-94072

In addition to SSgt Brine, Capt Nathan C. Haynes, Jr, 1Lt John J Jackson, SSgt Clarence S Kates, MSgt Jack E Kennedy, SSgt Otha P Stanley, SSgt Charles Wade and SGt Leon C Strieff were listed as KIA. Three other crewmembers were rescued.

"Name: Donald E. Brine
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1919
Gender: Male
Home City: Hanson
Home State: Massachusetts
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 8 Sep 1950
Processed Date: Nov 1976
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile-Killed
Casualty Cause: Aircraft Loss/Crash at Sea
Casualty Air: Fixed Wing Air Casualty-Other Aircrew
Service Branch: US Air Force
Component: Regular
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Pay Grade: Staff Sergeant"
Source: Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957,

"Name: Donald E Brine
Inducted From: Massachusetts
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Combat Organization: 371st Bomber Squadron
Death Date: 8 Sep 1950
Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal"
Source: World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas,

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