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Robert Edward Femoyer

Military

Refused morphine after being mortally wounded so that he could navigate his crippled aircraft back to safety. On seventh mission. Navigator on B-17G-25-DL Flying Fortress 42-38052, Hotshot Green

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming near the close of 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces connected with a...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38052 Lucky Stehley Boy, Hotshot Green

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G-25-DL 42-38052 was one of 2,400 B-17 Flying Fortress four-engine heavy bombers built under license by the Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California from 1943 to 1945. -052 was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces on Christmas Eve, 24...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Huntington, West Virginia 31 October 1921
Died Rattlesden, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP30, UK 2 November 1944
Buried Jacksonville, FL, USA

Greenlawn Cemetery
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section 8, Lot 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 20:07:06 usxpat Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 7135839
http://usaafdata.com/
http://www.447bg.com/Robert%20Femoyer.htm
http://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/robert-e-femoyer/

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 03:13:49 jmchristel Changes to awards
Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Edward_Femoyer

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Freeman, MOH Citation

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