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Robert Harvey Ammon

Military

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) 1st Tour of Duty (ETD). 2nd tour 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) 2nd Tour of Duty (ETD). Credited with 5 aerial kills and nine destroyed [Ground].

Awards: DFC, AM (9 OLC), PH (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (Bronze star), American Campaign.

Post War: Remained in USAAF serving in Korea and Vietnam till May-67, rising to Lt Colonel.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 44-13955

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-14004 'Annie May'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major John Aitken Jr. Re-assigned to Capt Robert H Ammon. Lost in take-off accident. 18-Nov-44. Lt Elmer E Haidle killed in Action KIA.

  • 42-103327

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Encounter Reports 7-Jul-44 Pilot Capt Robert H Ammon and 11-Sep-44 Pilot Lt William D Stockton.

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia County, PA, USA 18 July 1917

Son of Harvey Mansel and Emma S [Kochard] Ammon.

Lived in Reading, PA, USA 1940
Lived in Sinking Spring, PA 19608, USA 1940
Assigned Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 24 May 1944 – 21 January 1945

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. 1st tour May-44 to Oct-44. 2nd tour Dec-1944 to Sep-45.

Promotion Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 29 June 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 21 October 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Transferred Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 21 January 1945 – 26 March 1945

Transferred to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 20 March 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Transferred Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 26 March 1945 – September 1945

Transferred to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Crashed Mt Gilead, OH 43338, USA 12 August 1951

Forced Landing due to Engine Failure 3.5 Miles NW Mt Gilead Ohio Cat 4 damage, pilot Capt Robert H Ammon, 12-Aug-51.

C-45F 44-47299 - 2750BPG

Died Martin County, FL, USA 29 October 1973
Buried Berks County, PA, USA 28 November 1973

Charles Evans Cemetery
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2017 02:13:48 Bombay Changes to middlename
Sources

several

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2016 21:13:15 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Ammon
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Ammon%2C+R
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=389854
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=654
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ammon&GSfn=Robert&...

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 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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