Robert Albert Keller

Military

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Tender Foot
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 5 June 1944
  • Official Description: 629 Heavy Bombers attack 6 coastal defence installations in Cherbourg-Caen area and 8 in Pas de Calais area, along with 3 V-weapon sites and a railroad bridge. 6 Bombers are lost.

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Flushing, New York, USA 1923-07-15

Other

POW (Prisoner of War)

France 1944-06-05 - 1945-05-26 Captured 5 June 1944 near Landrethun-le-Nord. Interned at Stalag Luft 3 in Sagan / Zagan, Poland.

Enlisted

New York City, New York, United States 1942-11-20 Enlisted as a private in the Air Corps
Flushing, Queens County, United States

Revisions

Date8 Apr 2015 16:24:48
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
MACR 5633

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 5633 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database