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Robert Vincent Brossmer

Military

Joined RCAF, service pilot training at Spartan Aviation College, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 133 squadron from October 28, 1941 to December 1, 1941 then 121 Squadron from late March 1942 to May 4, 1942. He was last seen when his plane went down in an attack on occupied France Killed in Action (KIA) 4-5-42. Robert Brossmer's Eagle Squadron uniform and his Boy Scout uniform are preserved in a private museum on Long Island New York

Service

Units served with

  • No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 14 May 1941, No. 121 was reformed at Kirton-in-Lindsey as the second 'Eagle' Squadron to be manned by American volunteers. Equipped with Hurricanes, it began defensive patrols in October but in November it converted to Spitfires. It moved to North...

Aircraft

  • AD460

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire AD460 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Delivered to No 37 MU 17-10-41, assigned to 121S 4-11-41, missing while escorting Bostons to Le Havre 4-5-42 pilot P/O Robert V Brossmer killed, SOC.

Associated Place

  • Kirton-in-Lindsey

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RFC and RAF Home Defence landing ground during the First World War, Kirton-in-Lindsey was built during 1938-40 as an RAF fighter station. It had two grass runways, 10 hardstandings, three grouped C hangars and four over-blister hangars....

Events

Event Location Date
Born March 1915

Born in the Bronx, New York City, New York March 1915

Joined RCAF Canada 1940

Joined Royal Canadian Air Force.

Service pilot training Tulsa, OK, USA 1940

Service pilot training at Spartan Aviation College.

Shipped overseas Merseyside, UK 1941

Shipped overseas to ETO

Operational training Great Britain, United Kingdom 1941

Operational training at OTU. Conversion to Hurricane and Spitfires.

Assigned Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK November 1941

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF October 28th, 1941 to December 1, 1941 then to 52 OTU for further training. Finally to 121 Squadron from late March 1942 to May 4, 1942

Died 4 May 1942

Last seen when his plane went down in an attack on occupied France Killed in Action (KIA) 4-5-42.

Buried Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Cooper's Hill Ln, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey TW20 0LB, UK 1945

Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, Surrey, UK.

Lived in New York City

Lived in New Jersey, USA.

Enlisted
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2019 21:01:32 Peter Kirkup Changes to events
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Kirkup

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12 November 2019 19:51:46 Peter Kirkup Changes to awards
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12 November 2019 19:46:59 Peter Kirkup Changes to events
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12 November 2019 19:24:00 Peter Kirkup Changes to events
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12 November 2019 19:19:20 Peter Kirkup Changes to events
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12 November 2019 19:15:04 Peter Kirkup Changes to biography
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Date Contributor Update
12 November 2019 19:09:57 Peter Kirkup Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
10 November 2019 17:46:51 Peter Kirkup Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
08 November 2019 19:04:22 Peter Kirkup Changes to biography and events
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Kirkup Veteran's Tribute

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 21:01:17 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3516
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1530544/BROSSMER,%20ROBERT%20...
http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/10520503/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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