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Robert B Alexander

Military

Involved in a mid-air collision with a UC-78 while returning from an operational mission on 15 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100351 was able to land at Hethel. RTD.
Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 #4128787 INT

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28787

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by flak over Politz, Germany and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44. Crew interned.

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Interned (INT) Germany 20 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5922 / MACR 5922, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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