Robert G Gaynor

Military

Object Number - UPL 43802 - A few members of the Charles Bennett crew (shot down 17 August 1943 in 42-29559) appear in this 14 May 1943 photo of 2nd Lt Charles Silvernail's...

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29559 'Stupntakit', Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 278. 3 crew members were killed; 4, including Gaynor were seriously wounded and made prisoner (POW); 3 others managed to evade capture, but one of them was caught just before reaching Spain. See the evaders' pages at www.evasioncomete.be (search on 42-29559)

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33261416
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19040558 and O-729796
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15068629
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063087 and O-733617
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13031786
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Assistant Radio Operator / Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Stupntakit
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 323rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New York State, United States 1910-02-25

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Braunau am Inn, Austria 1943-08-17 - 1945-06-14 Seriously wounded, he was captured on 17 August 1943 and brought to the Hôpital Bordet in Brussels. He was later transferred to Stalag XVIIB in Braunau, near Krems, Austria. NARA WWII POW database : "Stalag 17B Braunau - Returned to military control 14/6/45".

Enlisted

Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York, United States 1942-06-10

Died

Ocean City, New Jersey, United States 1994-02-03

Buried

Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, New Jersey, United States
Rockland County, New York State, United States

Revisions

Date7 May 2022 07:21:06
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Updated link to the page at www.evasioncomete.be

Date29 Apr 2021 21:10:59
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added an association to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date20 Apr 2015 09:00:31
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
MACR 278

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 278 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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