Robert B Gibb

Military
media-20976.jpeg UPL 20976 Back Row (viewer's left to right):
2nd Lt. Willard Hadjes, Pilot
F/O Homer R. Kuck, Co-Pilot
John A. Hiller, Bombardier
Richard E. Howell, Navigator
Front Row (viewer's left to right):
Jack H. Brady, Crew Chief
Frank Pescia
S/Sgt. Joseph Ferraiuolo, Radio/Gunner
John B. Lindsay, Engineer/Waist Gunner
Sgt. Floyd Jones, Jr., Ball Turret Gunner
Sgt. James A. Johnson, Gunner 3
Sgt. Robert B. Gibb, Engineer Gunner Nuthampstead Airfield Museum collection

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

Object Number - UPL 20976 - Back Row (viewer's left to right): 2nd Lt. Willard Hadjes, Pilot F/O Homer R. Kuck, Co-Pilot John A. Hiller, Bombardier Richard E. Howell,...

Shot down on 6/18/44 at Bavendorf in B-17 #42-102391 Prisoner of War (POW)

POW Aug 1944

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Units served with

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Tailwind
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 398th Bomb Group 368th Bomb Squadron 601st Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Delavan, Minnesota, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 18 June 1944 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date1 Feb 2020 19:01:04
Contributorjmoore43
ChangesChanges to service number, role, biography and events
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity. Removed duplicate data from the "Role".

Date16 Aug 2016 10:18:15
Contributoremma simpson
ChangesChanges to place associations
Sources

398th Bomb Group Collection via Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:59
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5998 / MACR 5998; 398th History, Vol II / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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