Robert Clarence Elliot

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 1-Aug-43 Ploesti raid, part of crew on B-24 'Four Eyes' 42-40655. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 174

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31125292
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12051931 / O-793322
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Four Eyes - Damfino
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1943
  • Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Plains, KS 29 January 1919 Son of Roy C and Hattie G [Brown] Elliott.

Enlisted

Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX 13 November 1941 Fort Bliss, el Paso, Texas

Died

Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943 Killed in Action (KIA) Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid and was part of crew on Four Eyes #4240655.
Kansas, USA

Buried

Tablets of the Missing Florence, Provincia di Firenze, Toscana, Italy.

Based

Benina 1 August 1943 Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.