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Robert Lemuel Doremus

Military

Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 8AF USAAF. Waist Gunner aboard B-17 41-24352 'Holey Joe', 1942-43. Retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant in the 1960's.

Awards: SS, AM (9OLC), GC, PH, Distinguished Unit Citation, Outstanding Unit Award (OLC), AF Commendation Medal (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (4 Battle Stars), National Defense, American Campaign and Defence Medals.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24352 Holey Joe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 352BS/301BG Chelveston 7/42; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; crash landed Mateur 9/5/43 40m with George Peabody; flak damage 6/11/43; Returned to the USA 22/10/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 31/10/45....

Associated Place

  • Lucera

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stigler, Oklahoma 30 March 1923

Son of W W Doremus.

Enlisted 1942
Based Lucera 1943 – 1943

Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Tacoma, WA, USA 2 November 2007
Buried Haven of Rest Cemetery Gig Harbor, Pierce County, WA, 5 November 2007

Haven of Rest Cemetery
Gig Harbor,
Pierce County, Washington

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2021 13:08:03 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/612716696
https://www.fold3.com/record/85360420/robert-l-doremus-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.fold3.com/record/700800541/blank-us-wwii-hospital-admission-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88950558/robert-l-doremus

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 16:53:16 jmchristel Changes to biography
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Corrected punctuation.

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 16:52:21 jmchristel Changes to highest rank
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Ancestry.com

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 16:51:36 jmchristel Changes to biography
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Ancestry.com; NARA: USAF Award Cards

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 16:48:10 jmchristel Changes to awards
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NARA: USAF Award Cards

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 16:46:48 jmchristel Changes to biography
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Ancestry.com; NARA AF award cards

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2021 03:52:19 jmchristel Changes to biography
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Updated bio

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2021 03:51:00 jmchristel Changes to awards
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Added NDSM to awards.

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2021 03:50:24 jmchristel Changes to awards
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Added OLC to the Air Medal.

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 03:47:03 jmchristel Changes to awards
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WWII Enlistment Records

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 02:10:09 jmchristel Changes to biography
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Corrected spelling

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 04:57:43 jmchristel Changes to awards
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www.301bg.com

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 21:30:14 jmchristel Changes to events
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Ancestry.com

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 21:28:08 jmchristel Changes to biography and events
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Ancestry.com

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 21:27:18 jmchristel Changes to biography
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Ancestry.com

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 21:26:15 jmchristel Changes to aircraft associations
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www.301bg.com

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2014 21:18:46 jmchristel Changes to unit associations
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www.301bg.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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