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Robert E Reid


He flew on Robert Cardon crew. Reported to group on 17 Jul 1944. Completed approx. 9 missions from 07 Aug to 12 Sept 1944.
He was flying on Earl Barr crew when crashed at Brodowin on 9/12/44 in B-17 Methuselah #42-102



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,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102969

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-X] Thurleigh 5/6/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Earl Barr, Co-pilot: Bob Reid, Bombardier: Garland Montague, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hector Chavez...

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 Grange, Washington, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 September 1944
Died 10 January 1991
Buried Pawtucket, Rhode Island


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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8836 / MACR 8836, First Over Germany pg. 275, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database /