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Robert R Morrill

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-30162 The Piccadilly Virgin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Walla Walla 7/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 24/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-X] Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Kiel 4/1/44 with Bill Hudgens, Co-pilot: John Hinchey, Navigator: Bill...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 73

    14 July 1943
    The German air depot at Villacoublay, France and the German airfields Amiens/Glisy and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. These attacks are made by three separate elements: 116 B-17s are despatched from 92BG (15);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 74

    17 July 1943
    The railroad industry at Hannover, Germany and the aircraft industry at Hamburg, Germany were the intended targets for this mission but weather caused the mission to be cancelled. The element sent to Hannover was a combined force of 207 B-17s from:...

  • VIII Bomber Command 75

    24 July 1943
    Three targets in Norway are the primary targets for this first mission flown by 8th AIr Force to Norway. They are the nitrate works at Heroya and the port areas at Trondheim and Bergen. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (22)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 79

    29 July 1943
    The primary targets for this mission are the port facilities at Kiel, Germany and the Heinkel aircraft factories at Warnemunde, Germany. A combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (14 these included 1 Y-B40 gunship); 305BG (19); 306BG (18);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 80

    30 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Kassel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is flown by two elements of B-17s which attack 15 minutes apart. The firts element is a combined force of 119 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 303BG (23); 351BG (21);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

  • VIII Bomber Command 82

    15 August 1943
    German airfields in Holland and France are the targets for this mission. All of the attacks were made late in the afternoon just prior to sunset. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (20...

  • VIII Bomber Command 83

    16 August 1943
    This mission consists of two elements of B-17s despatched to bomb the German airfields of Le Bourget (Paris), Poix and Abbeville, France. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

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Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:39:35 Shannon77 Changes to mission associations
Sources

94th Bomb Group Facebook Page, Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A, and Family Records.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:38:48 Shannon77 Changes to mission associations
Sources

94th Bomb Group Facebook Page, Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A, and Family Records.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:34:11 Shannon77 Changes to mission associations
Sources

94th Bomb Group Facebook Page, Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A, and Family Records.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:29:13 Shannon77 Changes to mission associations
Sources

94th Bomb Group Facebook Page, Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A, and Family Records.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:23:07 Shannon77 Changes to mission associations
Sources

94th Bomb Group Facebook Page, Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A, and Family Records.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:19:17 Shannon77 Changes to mission associations
Sources

94th Bomb Group Facebook Page, Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A, and Family Records.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:12:21 Shannon77 Changes to mission associations
Sources

94th Bomb Group Facebook Page, Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A, and Family Records.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:09:14 Shannon77 Changes to mission associations
Sources

94th Bomb Group Facebook page, Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A, and family records

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2018 16:04:12 Shannon77 Changes to highest rank and aircraft associations
Sources

Family

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2018 09:26:10 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Information provided by Shannon Schmidt, relative

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