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Robert C Jewell

Military

B-17G #43-38033 This B-17 went down on the crews 1st Mission, 2/9/1945. It crash landed in German occupied Rienne, Belgium. 1/2 of the crew parachuted out, S/SGT Jewell and the others went down with the B-17. All survived. The crew was hid by the resistance fighters until Belgium taken back by the allied forces.
B-17G #43-39126 This B-17 was the 1st A/C struck by the "Ramm Commandos" during the Parchem mission on 4/7/1945. It was S/SGT Jewell and the crews 27th and last mission. S/SGT Jewell and T/SG Jerome H. Carson received minors wounds. The A/C emergency landed in St. Trond, Belgium. This story was documented on the History Channel.

Service

Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 838th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38033

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 16/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG [2C-G] Lavenham 5/7/44; battle damaged Weimar 9/2/45 with ?; force landed Rennes, Fr; Salvaged 13/3/45.

  • 43-39126 My Best Bett

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 8/12/44; Dow Fd 21/12/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 7/3/45; Rammed by ME-109 4/7/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 15/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 3/1/46.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 04:23:18 Craig Jewell Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 04:16:36 Craig Jewell Changes to aircraft associations
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Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 04:14:43 Craig Jewell Changes to media associations
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Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 03:31:42 Craig Jewell Changes to media associations
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Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 03:05:00 Craig Jewell Changes to biography
Sources

Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 02:24:55 Craig Jewell Changes to mission associations
Sources

Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 02:22:56 Craig Jewell Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 02:21:33 Craig Jewell Changes to service number
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Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 02:19:50 Craig Jewell Changes to nickname
Sources

Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 02:16:31 Craig Jewell Changes to highest rank and place associations
Sources

Craig Jewell, Robert C. Jewell's son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History

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