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Robert M Stultz

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 17-Aug-43 when his aircraft, P-47C 41-6398 56FG/62FS, was shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed at Freeren, Belgium. This loss occured on the second operation flown by 56th Fighter Group in providing withdrawl support for the B-17s returning from the 1st Schweinfurt mission.

AM w/2 OLC.

Service

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-16398

    P-51 Mustang

  • 41-6398

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-57C 41-6398 was assigned to 56th Fighter Group/62nd Fighter Squadron at Halesworth. The aircraft was flown by 1LT Robert M. Stultz and shot down by German fighters on 17-Aug-43 while on a mission to provide withdrawl escort to the bombers that had...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-106 BOMBER ESCORT

    17 August 1943
    This operation was conducted in two elements to provide fighter escort for the B-17 formations attacking at Schweinfurt/Regensberg. A composite force of 240 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to escort the penetration by the B-17s of...

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Wapakoneta, OH 45895, USA 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Hollland 17 August 1943
Buried 1945

Buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot A, Row 34, Grave 20

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2018 13:01:45 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

Home town from https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/12632

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 19:24:19 Lee8thbuff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-May-2015. Added decorations, full rank and Burial event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) records; added Summary Biography, aircraft and Place connections within existing website data and per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey, MBE

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 263 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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