Robert Carlisle Gilchrist

Military

Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3317 'The Spirit of '76'. Evaded with the help of Dutch, Belgian and French people. See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fgilchrrc.html .

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13028966
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18116004
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16101191
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735954
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Spirit of 76
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

11 June 1919 Thomson, Georgia

Other

Evaded capture (EVD)

30 November 1943 - 3 February 1944

Died

1 March 1974
Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, USA

Other

Bailed out

of B-17 #42-3317 over Holland

Revisions

Date13 Apr 2022 12:22:35
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Added address for his page at website www.evasioncomete.be

Date13 Apr 2022 10:34:46
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 1559

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:03
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1559 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database