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Robert W Adkins

Military

Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of Notre Dame.

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50703 Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.

Events

Event Location Date
Born 21 March 1923
Killed in Action Carleton Rode, Norfolk UK 9 February 1945
Buried Collinsville, OK, USA

Ridgelawn Cemetery
Collinsville
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 16:08:22 usxpat Changes to service number and place associations
Sources

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173041-ww2-b-24-...

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 14:54:38 usxpat Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

MACR 8911
The Liberator Men of Old Buc, Andrew S Low Jr.

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 15:32:26 usxpat Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Feb1945O.htm

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 16:05:58 usxpat Changes to awards, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 28676579
Atkins private collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc

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