The story of Britt D. Maxwell Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Britt D Maxwell Jr. was born in 1925.

Hij had two younger brothers which he grew up with.
He lived in Cumberland, North Carolina


He has done 1 year high school.

Picture from Britt during High School.


On July 30, 1943 he entered the service, which he did in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
He joined the Army Air Corps.



 

On October 2, 1944, the airplane, a B-24 H Serial 42-95104 where he was in, was shot down, by an enemy airplane. The nr1 and 2 engines were on fire. There are only 3 parachutes seen before the plane crashed, two crew members were captured and the other 7 crew members were killed in the crash.
They are buried the day after the crash on a Catholic cemetery in the place Berge, in Hamm, Germany

Later they were reburied at the American War Cemetery Ardennes in Belgium where they have their last resting place.

Britt D Maxwell Jr. was only 19 when he died.




Pictures, we have received from the daughter in law of the brother of Britt D Maxwell Jr.

 

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