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Robert Joseph Free

Military

Killed in mid air collision over base after returning from mission.

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50790 Little King

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision with 42-51909 on 11 April 1945, over Harleston/Redenhall. No survivors.

Events

Event Location Date
Born 8 April 1924
Killed in action Green Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9PS, UK 11 April 1945
Buried Glendale, CA, USA

Grand View Memorial Park
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section M, Lot 239, Grave 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2016 16:25:38 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Combat Sup ;
- Daughter-in-law;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2015 17:28:31 usxpat Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 47489052
Ancestry.com
http://www.usaafdata.com/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

446th unit history / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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