Robert Brookings Bangs

Military

Object Number - UPL 43625 - Robert Bangs (via Candy Brown, daughter of BTG John Kyler)

Shot down by fighters and flak on return from mission to Frankfurt on 4 February 1944 in B-17F #42-30423. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32363852
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13070999 at enlistment, then O-735248
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39307023
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13096872
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17064330 at enlistment, then O-747079
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 326th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 14 September 1918

Enlisted

29 April 1941 Chicago, Illinois

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 4 February 1944 Interned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany. Returned to Military Control on 25 May 1945.

Died

12 September 1968 Key West, Florida
Chicago, Illinois

Buried

Robert Bangs rests at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva, Illinois

Revisions

Date27 May 2020 09:01:12
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2237
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File
Deitails from Candy Brown, daughter of Ball Turret Gunner John Kyler

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:59
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2237 / MACR 2237, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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