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Jo Robert Karr

Military

Shot down 28 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38061 'Georgia Rebel II'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Service

Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38061 Georgia Rebel II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-P] Ridgewell 2/2/44; 5+m Missing in Action St Avord 28/4/44 with Harold Henslin, Navigator: Art Guertin, Bombardier: Gene Arning, Flight engineer/top turret...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Belleville, Kansas, USA
Buried Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial 1944
Killed in Action (KIA) France 28 April 1944
Died 28 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2020 21:35:50 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

Added middle name and Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56510885.
Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 4241 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4241 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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