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Byrne, Howard E. - 2nd Lt

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Modified on 2015/04/11 03:10 by Byrnie Categorized as Combat, Personnel




Service during the War

1st Lt Howard E. Byrne flew 7 missions, from 12/01/1943, mission #2, to 01/29/1944, mission #17. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the 401st Bombardment Group (Heavy), 615th Squadron, during World War II. He was the co-pilot of the B-17 Flying Fortress "Little Boots" when it was struck by enemy fire on 29 January 1944 on a mission to Frankfurt, Germany. Of the 10 crewmen, he was among 5 survivors taken Prisoner of War in Stalag Luft, then later returned to the United States. Lt. Byrne was awarded an Air Medal.

Recorded Missions

No Missions Found


Life after the War

Lt. Byrne continued his career in the USAF.

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