Bridges, Samuel Boyce, Jr., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 406th Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1942 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cliffside, NC
Last Address
Allied Landing Ground Y-1, Tantonville, France

Casualty Date
Mar 21, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Cliffside Cemetery - Cliffside, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961


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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
From Month/Year
March / 1945
To Month/Year
May / 1945

Description
Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I April the Ruhr was encircled. Armored columns raced across Germany and into Austria and Czechoslovakia. On 25 April, the day American and Russian forces met on the Elbe, strategic bombing operations came to an end. Germany surrendered on 7 May 1945 and operations officially came to an end the following day, although sporadic actions continued on the European front until 11 May.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1945
To Month/Year
May / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

762nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

355th Wing - Desert Lightning

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  478 Also There at This Battle:
  • Brown, Clarence, Maj, (1940-1982)
  • Candelaria, Richard Gomez, Col, (1943-1964)
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