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Robert G Burrow

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Tripitz on 2/6/45 in B-17G #43-38044 'Picadilly Lilly'

Service

Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38044 Piccadilly Lilley

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-L] Bassingbourn 13/7/44; transferred 837BS/487BG [4F-D] Lavenham 14/7/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 6/2/45 with Cecil Parker, Tom Floyd, Leroy Enders, Floyd Pointon,...

Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Joplin, Missouri, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 February 1945

Revisions

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12239 / MACR 12239, Unit Roster / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/Picadilly_Lilley.shtml

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