Raydon Airfield Memorial Info Sign
Albert B. Brimer
350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group
Date of Death:
Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Kansas
Freedom, Lot 121, Space C3
Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Albert B. Brimer was born on April 18, 1924, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. He was the son of Claude H. Brimer and Josephine M. Brimer. Sgt Brimer served in the 338th Fighter Squadron and 350th Fighter Squadron during World War II. He was also a member of the VFW Post 112. He retired as a claims supervisor for the SS Administration. Albert died on May 28, 2013, at the age of 89, and is now buried in the Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA.
Source of information: www.findagrave.com, https://www.cochranmortuary.com
Other info from http://www.americanairmuseum.com: Sept 6,'44 flying P-47N on a Dive-Bombing mission over Rotterdam aircraft was hit by 88mm flak. Rear row of Radials on the aircraft engline were heavily damaged but plane was flyable. The problem was I was bleeding heavily from four different wounds. I was able to make it back across the English channel but landed on the English coast as an Emergency field. I spent the next six weeks in the hospital recovering from my wounds. When I was released from the hospital and returned to duty my squadron, 350th had switched over to P-51D Mustangs. I was assigned aircraft LH-Z. I named it the 'Jayhawk Jalopy'. On Nov 18, '44 while strafing an airfield at Lechfield Germany in my Mustang, I hit one of the anti-strafing cables that was suspended 40 feet above the ground. The cable damaged the prop and sliced a hole through the right side fuselage and cockpit. I received a wound to the right arm. I was able to land the aircraft at Antwerp, Belgium and was flown back to Raydon in another plane. After being treated at the Hosp I was released. The Doctor left the small piece of steel cable in my arm. The P-51 was given a new prop then flown back to Raydon. I was flying it again the next week. When Germany surrendered I took a voluntary six month extension with the occupations forces. I was assigned with my P-51 D 'Jawhawk Jalopy' to Kaufburen, Ger. in the Bavarian alps.