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Robert E Johnson Jr


Crashed near Hross Himmlage on 11/2/44 in B-17 'Tail Wind' #42-107029, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107029 Tail Wind

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1/2/44; Kearney 7/2/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/3/44; 708BG; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Bob Johnson, Ken Nickerson, Rubin Poss, Cecil McGonigle, E. V. Lewelling, Tom Ashe, George Christoff, Bob Gilmore (8...


Event Location Date
Born Kingsport, Tennessee
Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 11 February 1944 – 22 May 1945

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)


Date Contributor Update
05 July 2020 22:57:19 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added a location for the POW event.

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2020 22:53:54 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Copied the connection to the 708th BS from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2020 22:47:17 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and aircraft associations

Added a POW event and a S/N per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to A/C #42-107029 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2020 22:06:55 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:15 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster as of 01 August 1945 MACR 10313