Robert Hannover Long

Military

Object Number - UPL 29861 - 1st Lieutenant Robert Hannover Long, US Army Air Corps

2 October 1942 on returning from mission to Meaulte, France, crash landed at Gatwick with landing gear retracted. 3 crew members were injured but all returned. Their plane 'Phyllis' B-17F-BO 41-24397 was salvaged.

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Phyllis
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 352nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 2 October 1942
  • Official Description: Avions Potez aircraft factory at Meaulte is bombed by 30 B-17’s. A small group attacks Saint— Omer/Longuenesse A/F. Some 400 ftr escorts provide cover which is frequently penetrated by German ftrs. The B-17’s show remarkable defensive strength.

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Revisions

Date27 Dec 2018 10:36:08
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date23 Oct 2014 16:34:28
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 23-Oct-2014 Connections within web site data.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:32
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces by Bishop and Hey, p. 36

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