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Robert W Owen


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  • John Blumenstock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

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Units served with

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 455th Bomb Group

    455th Bomb Group

    The group was activated July 1943 with four essentially stand-alone bomb squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd, and 743rd. After a somewhat nomadic training regimen with dilapidated equipment, the pieces of the group came together at Langley, VA in October...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 357th Fighter Squadron
  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 786th Bomb Squadron
  • 851st Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Kansas, USA 13 January 1924
Lived in Topeka, KS, USA 1942

1631 Harrison Street

Died 15 km west of Bad Tölz, Germany 25 March 1946

Killed in a crash of P-51D #44-73138 which he was flying on occupation duties with the 355th FG-357th FS

Buried Topeka, KS, USA April 1946

Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA


Date Contributor Update
19 February 2020 14:52:41 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and unit associations

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2015 01:33:46 466thHistorian Changes to service number and highest rank

466th BG Historian

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14 August 2015 18:42:24 466thHistorian Changes to events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

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13 August 2015 18:14:26 466thHistorian Changes to surname, role and events

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:24:17 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE DIARY by Wassom & Brassfield, page 349