Robert E DeMille

Military

Object Number - UPL 28082 - Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Robert E. DeMille was my Father. He flew 32 missions in B-17's from Grafton-Underwood (384th BG/ 544th BS) and Chelveston in England. He never wanted to speak very much of his wartime experiences. He wanted to come home after his obligatory 25 Missions, but he said he was "encouraged" to stay on for a "few more" missions (32 total). The pilot he typically flew with was Don S. Morrison, however, he also flew with Walter Richard Carpenter on 3 Missions. Dad was always extremely neat and he said Don liked to be more "easy going". I have pictures of Dad's "neat as a pin" quarters and a picture of Don's "easy going" quarters. They flew one of the Pathfinder planes on the the first bombing run into Berlin.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736681
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32373835
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-533026
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36255285
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19085247 at enlistment, then O-738778
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Audrey
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 384th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 368th Bomb Squadron 369th Bomb Squadron 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Kathy Jane
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mr. Five by Five
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Short stride; loma lee

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Born

Brooklyn, New York 25 February 1921

Revisions

Date20 Feb 2022 12:21:03
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son, Bruce De Mille, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=d...

Date28 May 2017 07:03:03
ContributorBdemille
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date28 May 2017 06:16:15
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date28 May 2017 05:07:33
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date21 May 2017 16:50:49
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Robert E. DeMille

Date21 May 2017 16:38:38
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Bruce A. DeMille, son of Robert E. DeMille

Date21 May 2017 16:35:02
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Bruce A. DeMille, Son of Robert E. DeMille

Date19 May 2017 11:20:30
ContributorLucy May
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Added connections to all of the different aircraft flow by DeMille. Source:
http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=940

Date19 May 2017 06:00:50
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Bruce A. DeMille, Son

Date19 May 2017 05:49:48
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Robert e. DeMille

Date19 May 2017 05:46:25
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Bruec A. DeMille, son

Date19 May 2017 04:51:41
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Bruce A. DeMille (son of Robert E. DeMille)

Date26 Apr 2017 03:44:37
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Bruce DeMille, son

Date25 Apr 2017 16:58:54
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Bruce DeMille, son

Date25 Apr 2017 16:55:02
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Bruce A. DeMille, son

Date25 Apr 2017 15:51:06
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Bruce A. DeMille, son, 4added this information 4/23/3017

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:13
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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