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Robert Philip Trowbridge

Military

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Ira Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. 13 x Missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Fry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leigh Fuller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Hauft

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. 53 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. ...

  • Dozier Linder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Moon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Schade

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. 13 x Missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Struby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Allen Swain

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12461. Awards: AM, PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6198 'Dollar 98'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; severely damaged over Graz, Austria 1/1/44 with Tom Rybovich, Co-pilot: Pat Farwell, Navigator: Don Maine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Staup, Radio...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY 12 January 1923

Son of Harry Phillip and Alma M Trowbridge.

Enlisted Rochester, NY 24 November 1942
Based Amendola Airfield 1944 – 21 February 1945

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW 21 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 POW MACR 12461.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 21 February 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Waynesboro, GA 13 October 1973
Buried Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro, GA 18 October 1973

Magnolia Cemetery
Waynesboro,
Burke County, GA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2018 18:01:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28716747
https://www.fold3.com/record/83666219-robert-p-trowbridge
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44487468/robert-p-trowbridge

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