Robert Bruce Newsbigle

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 45452 - T/Sgt Robert B Newsbigle, 368BS, 306BG

Assigned to 368BS, 308BG, 8AF USAAF. Dean Allen crew. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen in B-17 42-97946 'Hard To Get'. Crashed at Budberg. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8464

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-759675
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard T Get
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 368th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Wilkes-Barre, PA 1921-10-19 Son of Walter Bruce and Laura [Miller] Newsbigle.

Buried

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial Re-Interred Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial Liege, Belgium Block: B Row: 43 Grave: 5

Died

Budberg, Germany 1944-08-26 Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen in B-17 42-97946 'Hard To Get'. Crashed at Budberg. KIA MACR 8464

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Thurleigh 1944-06-07 - 1944-08-26 Assigned to 368BS, 308BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Wilkes Barre, PA 1942-09-28 Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:00
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8464 / MACR 8464, First Over Germany pg. 269, http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/cemetery/search/pframe.asp?Honoree… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pi…

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