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Karl L. Briel


Karl Briel

Recent Address:

770 Salisbury St., T.H. 201, Worcester, MA 01609

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Family Information:

Parents: Christian S. and Louise W.; Wife: Dorothy; Child: Julie

Hometown:

Sutton, MA

Date Entered Service:

May, 1942

Service Number:

01699127, 8752A

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

768th and 770th

Location of Unit:

Hays, KS (October, 1943)

Missions Flown:

27

Hump Missions Flown:

23

Targets:

Yawata, Omura, Kure, Chiba, Mukden, Formosa, Namazu, Takarazuka, Rangoon, Singapore, Hankow

Awards/Decorations:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation (3), Air Medal (3), Commendation-2/45

Service Schools Attended:

Special Weapons Mar 1948; 4 Engine School, Mississippi Aug 1942

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft

Rank Upon Discharge:

Major

Crew Type:

Flight crew

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Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

September, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

May, 1950

Post-WWII Military Service:

Maxwell AFB--1945; McDill AFB--1945; Roswell AFB--1946; Davis-Monthan AFB (received regular Commission--7/5/46); Ft. Worth, 8th AF HQ, Pres., Standardization Board--1949; resigned 5/1950.

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Owner, C.D. Whitney, Inc. Insurance Co. 1950-1998; Chairman, Millbury Savings Bank 1966

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Crew photo, Karl Briel-back row, third from right.

 


Karl Briel

 


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