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Robert P Elliot

Military

35 missions from 8 August to 6 December 1944.

AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster European Campaign Medal w/ 3 Battle Stars/ WW II Victory Medal

Service

People

  • Donald Broadbent

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions as part of 'Elliots' Idiots' crew

  • Hugh Brooks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Mission to Peene Mundy on the Baltic. Nazi research experinental rocket center. Well camouflaged with 105 flak guns. Von Braun was there at the time. Over the North Sea under the radar. Dense fog kept lowering our altitude. Bombadier and Navigator test...

  • Ruperto Casillas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group

  • Walter Donnelly

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Gaffney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions as part of 'Elliots' Idiots' crew. Air Medal with 6/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Gori Gervasi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions as part of 'Elliots' Idiots' crew. Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, ETO

  • John Jackson

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group

  • Donald Murray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions as part of 'Elliots' Idiots' crew. Air Medal w 2/Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart, EAME Theater w 3/battle stars, Good Conduct,WWII Victory Medal,American Theater Ribbon.

  • Lawrence Schoonover

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 487th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 836th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Francisco, California 28 December 1922

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2017 19:35:19 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

"The History of the 487th Bomb Group" - Ivo De Jong
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Date Contributor Update
23 November 2017 19:32:17 466thHistorian Changes to place associations and media associations
Sources

"The History of the 487th Bomb Group" - Ivo De Jong

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.487thBG.org roster / self

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