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Robert Ellison O'Bannon

Military

Shot down by fighters and at Rothenklempenow on 6/21/44 in B-17 #446117. Entire crew bailed out. Prisoner of War. Plane crashed into Lake Stolsko near Szczecin (Stettin).

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

Aircraft

  • 44-6117

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-Q] Bassingbourn 27/5/44. ...

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 California, USA 1 February 1921
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 21 June 1944 – 20 May 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2019 23:58:03 Pops OB Changes to biography
Sources

Lake name correction.

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2018 20:38:58 Pops OB Changes to biography and events
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Various.

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2018 05:29:46 Pops OB Changes to service number and awards
Sources

Pops OB

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2016 21:08:31 Pops OB Changes to middlename, nickname and highest rank
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Family Birth Records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5980 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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