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Robert P Anderson

Military

July 30, 1943, on return from Kassel raid crash landed in ac B17 42-5813 'Jackie Ellen. ' Probably Prisoner of War (POW) from Oct 14, 1943 when ac B17 42-29653 'Bad News'was attacked by fighters.

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29653

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Morrison 28/2/43; Secret mission 19/5/43; Assigned 96BG Dow Fd 4/6/43; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX- ] Alconbury 19/7/43; 525BS/379BG [FR-D] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Dick...

  • 42-5813

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 25/2/43; Cheyenne 1/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 306BG 22/4/43 JACKIE ELLEN; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-S/Z] Kimbolton 2/5/43; battle damaged Kassel 30/7/43 with Bill Breiner, Co-pilot: Dick...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Farce, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 14 October 1943
Died 1 January 1990

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 213, 336; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 283 / MACR 956 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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