Robert Austin Conklin

Military

Ricks, L. Crew- tail gunner on The Lucky Me 

injured- sent home October 3, 1944

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), EAME, WWII Victory

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-446753
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

B-17 Flying Fortresses, (serial number 42-31614), (VP-P, serial number 42-32025) nicknamed "Dreambaby", and (VP-W) of the 381st Bomb Group fly in formation during a practice mission.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Me
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ashtabula, Ohio 4 December 1924 Born Ashtabula, Ohio

Enlisted

Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio 5 December 1942 Enlisted Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio

Died

26 June 1962

Buried/ Commemorated

Northview Cemetery Dearborn, Michigan,  29 June 1962 Interred Northview Cemetery Dearborn, Michigan, 

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