Robert I Benedict

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Shot down 6 September 1942 in B-17 #41-9026 'Baby Doll' while serving as Co-Pilot. Crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 92nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

The B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9026) nicknamed "Baby Doll" of the 92nd Bomb Group takes off. Passed for publication 5 Sep 1942. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'Training American Bomber Crews In England, Sept. 1942. Preparing for the day when the might of the American and British Air Forces will strike together against the heart of Germany are many U.S. Army Air Corps bomber crews with their giant Flying Fortresses. They are completing their training over here at airfields which the Ameri
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Baby Doll
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron 342nd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Newport, Kentucky 1 February 1921

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

English Channel 6 September 1942 Killed as a result of attacks by German fighters. His remains were never recovered.

Buried/ Commemorated

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7PH, UK Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery

Revisions

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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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Changed the event tpe to Buried from Enlsted.

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Chris Brassfield

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Lee Cunningham 15-Nov-2014. Added events; minor edit to summary biography to add crew position.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16489 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database