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Robert F Brubaker


B-17 #4124464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4 March 1943. Returned to base.
Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #4229998. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 3, moved to Nurenberg 49-11.


Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Home of the Memphis Belle


  • 41-24464 Excalibur

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 13-Oct-42; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-J] Bassingbourn 20-Feb-43; Missing in Action (MIA) 2m Hamm 4-Mar-43. Shot down by Lt Kostler (IV/NJG1) in Me 110, KO’d #1 & #3,oil pouring away before #4 was...

  • 42-29998

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-J] Bassingbourn 7/6/43; ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , 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...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Florida
Taken as Prisoner of War (POW) Büngern, 46414 Rhede, Germany 22 June 1943


Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 12:45:24 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations

Key Image ID

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15576 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 15576, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p. 87, NARA POW records