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Robert L Cardenas

Military

Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Diego, California, USA
Interned (INT) Austria 18 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 05:03:55 gish1893 Changes to mission associations
Sources

Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 04:55:49 gish1893 Changes to highest rank
Sources

References
Derek Horne, "Brigadier General Robert L. 'Bob' Cardenas," Lycos Network Website, available at: http://derekhorne.tripod.com/cardenas.html.
"Brigadier General Robert L. Cardenas". Washington, D.C.: United States Air Force. September 1, 1971. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
Telegram from U.S. Military Attaché, Bern, Switzerland to U.S. War Department, Number 1261, dated 23 March 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, RG 319, E57.
See 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties (2005), p.243-4, available at http://www.greenharbor.com/ROHPDF/ROH.pdf.
Telegram from U.S. Military Attaché, Bern, Switzerland to U.S. War Department, Number 1422, dated 29 May 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, RG 319, E57.
Internment Data Card of Robert Cardenas, Swiss Federal Archives, Bern, Switzerland, Box E 5791 1988/6.
Modern Marvels: Extreme Aircraft s11-e33, 21-26min. History Channel, August 25, 2004. Retrieved: August 25, 2012.
"National Aviation Hall of Fame reveals names of four to be enshrined in "Class of 2015"". Dayton, Ohio: National Aviation Hall of Fame. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014.

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 04:53:00 gish1893 Changes to media associations
Sources

References
Derek Horne, "Brigadier General Robert L. 'Bob' Cardenas," Lycos Network Website, available at: http://derekhorne.tripod.com/cardenas.html.
"Brigadier General Robert L. Cardenas". Washington, D.C.: United States Air Force. September 1, 1971. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
Telegram from U.S. Military Attaché, Bern, Switzerland to U.S. War Department, Number 1261, dated 23 March 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, RG 319, E57.
See 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties (2005), p.243-4, available at http://www.greenharbor.com/ROHPDF/ROH.pdf.
Telegram from U.S. Military Attaché, Bern, Switzerland to U.S. War Department, Number 1422, dated 29 May 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, RG 319, E57.
Internment Data Card of Robert Cardenas, Swiss Federal Archives, Bern, Switzerland, Box E 5791 1988/6.
Modern Marvels: Extreme Aircraft s11-e33, 21-26min. History Channel, August 25, 2004. Retrieved: August 25, 2012.
"National Aviation Hall of Fame reveals names of four to be enshrined in "Class of 2015"". Dayton, Ohio: National Aviation Hall of Fame. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014.

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 04:52:19 gish1893 Changes to nickname and media associations
Sources

References
Derek Horne, "Brigadier General Robert L. 'Bob' Cardenas," Lycos Network Website, available at: http://derekhorne.tripod.com/cardenas.html.
"Brigadier General Robert L. Cardenas". Washington, D.C.: United States Air Force. September 1, 1971. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
Telegram from U.S. Military Attaché, Bern, Switzerland to U.S. War Department, Number 1261, dated 23 March 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, RG 319, E57.
See 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties (2005), p.243-4, available at http://www.greenharbor.com/ROHPDF/ROH.pdf.
Telegram from U.S. Military Attaché, Bern, Switzerland to U.S. War Department, Number 1422, dated 29 May 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, RG 319, E57.
Internment Data Card of Robert Cardenas, Swiss Federal Archives, Bern, Switzerland, Box E 5791 1988/6.
Modern Marvels: Extreme Aircraft s11-e33, 21-26min. History Channel, August 25, 2004. Retrieved: August 25, 2012.
"National Aviation Hall of Fame reveals names of four to be enshrined in "Class of 2015"". Dayton, Ohio: National Aviation Hall of Fame. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014.

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 04:50:20 gish1893 Changes to media associations
Sources

References
Derek Horne, "Brigadier General Robert L. 'Bob' Cardenas," Lycos Network Website, available at: http://derekhorne.tripod.com/cardenas.html.
"Brigadier General Robert L. Cardenas". Washington, D.C.: United States Air Force. September 1, 1971. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
Telegram from U.S. Military Attaché, Bern, Switzerland to U.S. War Department, Number 1261, dated 23 March 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, RG 319, E57.
See 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties (2005), p.243-4, available at http://www.greenharbor.com/ROHPDF/ROH.pdf.
Telegram from U.S. Military Attaché, Bern, Switzerland to U.S. War Department, Number 1422, dated 29 May 1944, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, RG 319, E57.
Internment Data Card of Robert Cardenas, Swiss Federal Archives, Bern, Switzerland, Box E 5791 1988/6.
Modern Marvels: Extreme Aircraft s11-e33, 21-26min. History Channel, August 25, 2004. Retrieved: August 25, 2012.
"National Aviation Hall of Fame reveals names of four to be enshrined in "Class of 2015"". Dayton, Ohio: National Aviation Hall of Fame. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014.

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 04:32:14 gish1893 Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3407 / MACR 3407, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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