Francis Breen

MACR: 4758

2nd Lt Francis J Breen was assigned to the 459th BG 759th Squadron.
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Co-Pilot.

Francis J. Breen

Born: October 9, 1917

Died: March 26, 1981

Finished Army Air Corp in 1945 as a 1st Lieutenant.

Flew 48 missions.

Received his wings in 1943 at Stuttgart, Ark.

One Mission, the tail of the B-24 was shot off (the tail gunner was killed). Lt Breen managed to land the plane, saving the rest of the crew. He received the DFC.

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Rank Order Date Award
Ribbon
Device

1LT

 

ROS

2nd Lt

226

04/16/1944

AM
Air Medal (AM)

2nd Lt

506

05/17/1944

AM/1OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

2nd Lt

923

06/08/1944

AM/2OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

2nd Lt

928

06/08/1944

DFC
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

2nd Lt

1440

06/28/1944

AM/3OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

1LT

1994

07/21/1944

AM/4OLC
Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

12/01/1943 December Roster

44_GO 928 PDF


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