Robert Fred BantaMilitary
Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on a total 25 x missions. On 24-Aug-43 B-17 42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base.
Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME (1 x battle star), American campaign.
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|Green Bay, WI||12 April 1920||Son of John C Banta.|
|Wisconsin||15 October 1940||Wisconsin|
|English Channel||24 August 1943||On 24-Aug-43 B-17 42-30308 'Hot Rocks' ditched in Channel. Mechanical failure. Returned to base.|
|18 September 1945||Honourable discharge.|
|Dodgeville, WI||21 May 2003|
|Suamico Public Cemetery Suamico, Brown County, WI||24 May 2003||Suamico Public Cemetery Suamico, Brown County, Wisconsin|
|Framlingham||Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.|
390thBG journal March 1987
Changes to awards in Bio Field
NARA files verified rank and he's wearing the GCM in the photo. He earned at least one bronze star device on the EAME Campaign Medal.
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency
Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
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