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Robert R Lampman

Military

Robert R Lampman served as a pilot with the 352nd Fighter Group. He started flying with the Group in June 1944 and was lost just a month later. Returning from a mission to Munich, he aircraft ran out of fuel over the North Sea and wasn't seen again.

Service

Units served with

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA
Enlisted California, USA 1942

Exact date not yet known

Commissioned (COMM) 7 January 1944
Assigned 18 June 1944
Missing in Action (MIA) North Sea 21 July 1944

Went missing over the North Sea

Buried

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 13:05:05 Lucy May Changes to biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from a duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6839

ABMC record: https://www.abmc.gov/node/541069#.VlWuV01FCM8

Eyewitness account of the last man to see Lampman before he went missing: https://fold3.com/image/29099251?terms=robert%20lampman

pg.250 of 'Fighter Group: The 352nd "Blue-Nosed Bastards" in World War II' by Jay A. Stout

pg76 of '352nd Fighter Group' by Tom Ivie

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6839 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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