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Robert Bennett

Military

Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert King

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Anthony Kosta

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Mancuso

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Sofranko

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Radio operator | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 43-15146

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. 5 x Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5712

Associated Place

  • Saltby

    Military site : airfield
    Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Suffolk County, Massachusetts 1919
Enlisted Boston, MA 20 January 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Based Saltby 1944 – 7 June 1944

Assigned to 32TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Survived crash landing POW 2 miles NNE Picauville, France 7 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Re-Supply mission to Cotentin peninsula in C-47 43-15146; A/C crashed 2 miles NNE of Picauville. POW MACR 5712

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 7 June 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2019 12:04:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/28635772
https://www.fold3.com/record/83382925-robert-bennett
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=10&cat=WR26&t...

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