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Robert H Showalter Sr

Military

31 combat missions over Germany, Ball turret gunner on B-17 'Flying Fortress' also participated in 1 food drom (chowhound) mission over Holland at close of WWII.

Air Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusterlstrs

Member of Leland crew

Service

Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 851st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37926 'Lotta Stern'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP- ] Thorpe Abbotts 2/7/44; transferred 490BG Eye 7/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 43-38728

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 19/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/11/45. £5 WITH...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Montgomery City, Virginia 19 June 1923

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2018 19:41:13 RayWells Changes to aircraft associations
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Date Contributor Update
22 March 2018 19:40:21 RayWells Changes to aircraft associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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