Breece, David Sessions, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 00000, 1st Army Air Corps
Service Years
1941 - 1965
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Lucky Bastard Club
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
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Location of Interment
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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Missileman (Basic)


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Served Africa 1942-1943; transferred to "Ferry Command" in Long Beach, CA in an aircraft  maintenance/inspection capacity.  This command used the women pilots to return aircraft to assigned bases.  Before discharge he spent time at "Sunken Lunken" AFB in Cincinnati  OH, so named after a heavy storm caused serious flooding.  About 1946 he was discharged to civilian life.  He was recalled c1950 for duty in Japan during Korean War, as non-combat pilot.  He was an avid sportsman and acted as an ambassador of sorts at the Tokyo Tennis Club and spoke on the radio to Japanese youth giving them encouragement to persevere through hard times.

Transferred mainland in 1954, he decided to remain in the Air Force and was attached to Norton AFB 1954-1958, San Bernardino, CA; Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH 1958-1961 and finally Vandenburg AFB, Lompoc, CA 1961-1965.  I believe most of his post war service involved some type of quality control function as he was attached to the Inspector General's Office in OH and spent two weeks of every month traveling to bases around the Pacific.
   
Other Comments:
After my father retired, he became a graduate from the Professional Golfer's Association and moved to Gold Rush country in CA where he sold real estate, played golf and generally enjoyed his much deserved last 36 years of life.
   
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 1944-1946, B-17 Flying Fortress
From Year
1944
To Year
1946
   
Personal Memories
Qualified Dec 1944
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications

Model Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Length 74.74 ft | 22.78 m
Width 103.74 ft | 31.62 m
Height 19.09 ft | 5.82 m
Engine(s) 4 x Wright Cyclone R-1820-97 radial piston engines generating 1,200 hp each.
Empty Weight 36,136 lbs | 16,391 kg
MTOW 72,003 lbs | 32,660 kg
Max Speed 287 mph | 462 km/h | 249 kts
Max Range 2,001 miles | 3,220 km
Ceiling 35,597 ft | 10,850 m | 6.7 miles
Climb Rate 540.5 ft/min (164.7 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered dorsal turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered "belly" turret
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail gun position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left front "cheek" position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right front "cheek" position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right waist position
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in radio operator's midship position (removed on later models)
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in powered chin turret (later models)

Maximum internal bombload of 7,983 kg (17,600 lbs).
Accommodations 10
Operators United Kingdom and the United States of America.

   
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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2009
   
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  1713 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Adcock, David, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Allen, Herman Fredrick, Col, (1942-1945)
  • Alness, Harvey Thompson, Lt Gen, (1934-1964)
  • Bartush, J. Addison, 1st Lt, (1944-1945)
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