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Robert E Banta


Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17 #4297368 'Tailwind. '


Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97368

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/44; Rapid City 10/3/44; Grenier 14/3/44; Assigned 398BG , 601 SQD, Nuthampstead 25/4/44. ...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...


Event Location Date
Born Waterville, Minnesota, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 September 1944
Died 12 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:10 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8834 / MACR 8834, First Over Germany pg 275 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database