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Robert Albert Keller

Military

Service

People

  • Robert Hess

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #4440243. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Lester Miller

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down 05-Jun-44 in B-24 #44-40243. PH

  • Alfred Moussette

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down 05-Jun-44 in B-24 #44-40243. PH

  • Bill Schmill

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #4440243. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Allen Smuntan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #4440243. Evaded.

  • Earle Swanson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #44-40243. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Howard Taibl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #44-40243, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40243 Tender Foot

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by Flak right after dropping its bombs. Aircraft in flames partially evacuated before exploding in flight. 7 KIA. 3 POW. MACR 5633.

Missions

  • 392

    5 June 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Born Flushing, New York, USA 15 July 1923
Enlisted New York City, New York, United States 20 November 1942

Enlisted as a private in the Air Corps

POW (Prisoner of War) France 5 June 1944 – 26 May 1945

Captured 5 June 1944 near Landrethun-le-Nord. Interned at Stalag Luft 3 in Sagan / Zagan, Poland.

Lived in Flushing, Queens County, United States

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 16:24:48 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
MACR 5633

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5633 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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