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Robert H Ade

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 41-24459 'Hellsapoppin. ' According to Havelaar, the target was the Fukke Wolf aircraft factory. Fighters and flak were heavy and the 401st BS was hit especially hard.

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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24459 Hellsapoppin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-B] Bangor 2/9/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; Missing in Action Bremen 17/4/43 with John Wilson, Waist gunner: Walt Bohaczyk, Ball turret gunner: Gil Andrews, Waist gunner: Cliff Cadle,Tail gunner: Bob Ade; (5 Killed in Action); Co...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Killed in Action 17 April 1943
Buried

Plot B Row 32 Grave 26, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 11:27:56 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate record to include information from:
- the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 15520

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2016 12:16:10 Wex_AdamSterecki Changes to events
Sources

taken from www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=105160

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15520, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 p. 105, The Ragged Irregulars of Bassingbourn by Havelaar p. 37, ABMC, NARA

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