Robert B Landry

Military

Object Number - UPL 29821 - Col Robert Landry CO 56th FG & 493rd BG

CO 56th FG )ct 1943 - Jan 1944 CO 493rd BG
32 combat missions flown with 1 air kill.
Served as chief of combat operations of the 8th Fighter Command; commanding officer of the 56th Fighter Group; director of fighters, Eighth Air Force; executive officer, 93rd Combat Wing (Heavy); and commanding officer, 493rd Bomb Group, Heavy with 6 combat missions flown as Command Pilot.
Following the Normandy invasion, he became director of operations, Air Staff, SHAEF at Frankfurt, Germany.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron

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Born

New Orleans, Louisiana 1 December 1909

Revisions

Date25 Dec 2021 19:04:11
ContributorDarren Jelley
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493rd BG Archives

Date17 Jun 2021 17:35:36
ContributorDarren Jelley
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added link to 493rd BG Headquarters

493rd BG Archives

Date30 Aug 2017 21:25:31
Contributorfugari
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JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:00
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45 / http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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