Karl L. Briel

Karl Briel
Karl Briel
Recent Address: 770 Salisbury St., T.H. 201, Worcester, MA 01609
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Family Info: 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: 23
Targets: Yawata, Omura, Kure, Chiba, Mukden, Formosa, Namazu, Takarazuka, Rangoon, Singapore, Hankow
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation (3), Air Medal (3), Commendation-2/45
Service Schools: Special Weapons Mar 1948; 4 Engine School, Mississippi Aug 1942
MOS: MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Rank Upon Discharge: Major
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: September, 1945
Date Discharged: May, 1950
Post WWII 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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Comments: Mr. Briel passed away on June 18, 2015.

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