Edgar W Roberts

Military

Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Attached to 9AF USAAF, TDY in North Africa. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-24 42-72857 'Star Spangled Hell'; mauled by fighters, A/C exploded 10 miles north of target. 1-Oct-43 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 51251

Award: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19032975 / O-730588
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Star Spangled Hell
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Soluch Airfield
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

San Jose, California Son of Margaret H Roberts.

Based

Shipdham Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based

Benina 1943-10-01 Attached to 9AF USAAF, TDY in North Africa.

Other

Baled out POW

Weiner Neustadt, Austria 1943-10-01 Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-24 42-72857 'Star Spangled Hell'; mauled by fighters, A/C exploded 10 miles north of target. 1-Oct-43 POW MACR 51251

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Bavaria 1943-10-01 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag VIIa.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:07
ContributorAAM
Sources

44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Will Lundy p. 136-138, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 299 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia