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Robert L Deveny


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Delbert Milliron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38192

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/1/44; Gr Island 28/1/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 1/3/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Bruce Hutchins, Co-pilot: Bob Webber, no nav, Bombardier: Jim Haile, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George White, Radio...

  • 42-97942 'Heavenly Body II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/4/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Dow Fd 23/5/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-K] Kimbolton 24/5/44; on return from mission to Enguine/Catts 19/6/44 with Lloyd Burns, Bombardier: Jack Gray, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Gibbs, Radio...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


Event Location Date
Born 5 September 1915
Enlisted Waco, TX 13 June 1942

Waco Texas

Based Kimbolton March 1944 – July 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 9 February 1992
Buried Denver City Memorial Park, Denver City, TX 13 February 1992

Denver City Memorial Park
Denver City,
Yoakum County, TX


Date Contributor Update
12 July 2019 13:49:56 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-45; p. 160. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia