p51 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "B"
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Pilot Name Biography Summary
Leslie C. Boze Assigned 365th Sqdn., 358th Group, "Orange Tails," in England. Flew 193 missions in "Jugs" from D.Day to early 1945 in France and Germany on close support ground targets for 9th A.F. and 12th TAC. Lost five T-Bolts to ground fire. Had two bailouts and the unusual experience of deadsticking a "Jug" with frozen engine and prop from 10,000 feet to a wheels-down (happy) landing.
Mark E. Bradley First served with 1st Pursuit Group, Selfridge Field, Michigan and with 18th Group in Hawaii. 1937 Went to Wright Field to attend Air Corps Engineering School, graduating 1938. After year as test pilot in Flight Test Section, became Project Officer - P-40 airplane program, Which began production in 1939.
Henry William Brown WWII FIGHTER ACE!
Joined USA Reserves December 1941, graduated from Flight School at Spence Field, GA as a Flight Officer in March 1943. Joined the 354FS/355th FG at Steeple Morden, England in November, 1943 and promoted to Lieutenant in January, 1944.
Thomas H. Brown He started flying missions on "D" Day covering the beach landings and close support dive bombing and strafing missions. On his 56th mission he was hit by ground fire through the main fuel tank flooding the cockpit with flaming fuel. An immediate bailout ensued with the good old Jug exploding and raining flaming debris all around during the parachute ride down.
Howell L. Broxton Flew P-47's while assigned to 359th Squadron, 356th Fighter Group, Eighth Air Force, during WW II. Credited with four P-47's destroyed. Shot down on 54th mission near Niijmegan, Holland on 17 September 1944. Evaded capture and linked up with elements of U.S. 82nd Airborne Division.
James Frederick Bultman Graduated from East High School in June 1942. Enlisted April 1943 and graduated from flying school at Spence Field, Moultrie, Georgia, class of 44F. Flew P-47 at Camp Springs, Maryland (now Andrews AFB) with gunnery at Millville, New Jersey. Joined the 413th Fighter Squadron, 414th Fighter Group at Selfridge AFB, Michigan. Completed training at Bluethenthal AFB, Wilmington,North Carolina and Sent overseas in June 1945.
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