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Robert C Reeves

Military

21 missions. We returned from one mission with 158 flak holes in our airplane. On 8 Mar 1945 our primary target was the Synthetic Rubber Factory at Halle, Germany. 2nd Lt. Glennon J. Schone was pilot that day. According to the record, the bombs were brought back due to bomb bay malfunction. We fell back but were lucky to have fighter escort back to the coast. We tried again to drop our bombs over the Channel but couldn't. We landed back at Bassingbourn with a full load of composition B bombs--greased it on, but as we turned off the runway, one of our main tires blew out. We thought the bombs would blow next. You should have seen us get out of that plane and run for our lives!

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Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Des Moines, Iowa 11 March 1923
Died 20 November 2013

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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