Robert J Booth

Military

Object Number - UPL 25605 - Lt. Robert J “Posty” Booth, [ Waukesha, WI ], 369th Fighter Squadron. P-47D 42-8695 IV-F “Oily Boid”. Lt Booth became a POW on 8 June 1944 in...

Credited with 8 E/A destroyed in the air. 65 x missions.
2 x missions; 11:15 hrs flight time on 'D'day,6-Jun-44.
Shot down and captured on 8-Jun-44. Crashed near La Fleche in P-51B 43-7199. MACR 5592.
Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft 3.

P-47D 42-8695 'Oily Boid', P-51B 43-6757, P-51B 43-7199

Awards: SS, DFC (3 OLC), AM (4 OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Aircraft

A P-47 Mustang, (IV-F, serial number 42-8695) nicknamed "Oily Boid" of the 359th Fighter Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Oily Boid 42-8695 IV:F. Pilot Robert Booth' Second handwritten caption on reverse: ' Unit-? Source- Dick Kill from Hardie. Keep I have a neg, maybe 4-F is a joke??'
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Oily Boid
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 369th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Oily Boid
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 78th Fighter Group 369th Fighter Squadron 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 369th Fighter Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Waukesha, WI, USA 1923-02-26 Son of John Clifford and Gwendolyn M Booth.

Other

Shot down

72200 La Flèche, France 1944-06-08 Shot down and crashed near La Fleche in P-51B 43-7199 8-Jun-44.

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Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 1944-06-08 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

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Promotion

Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944-04-12 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Based

East Wretham 1944-06-08 Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

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E/A Destroyed

Germany 1944-03-06 E/A destroyed Germany. 6-Mar-44.

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E/A Destroyed

Germany 1944-01-30 E/A destroyed Germany. 30-Jan-44.

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E/A Destroyed

France 1944-05-29 Fw190 destroyed France. 29-May-44.

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E/A Destroyed [3]

France 1944-05-08 3 x E/A destroyed France. 8-May-44.

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E/A Destroyed

Germany 1944-04-25 E/A destroyed Germany. 25-Apr-44.

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E/A Destroyed

France 1944-04-22 E/A destroyed France. 22-Apr-44.

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Crashed

Garner Field Airport, 301 Airport Blvd, Uvalde, TX 78801, USA 1942-09-30 Taxiing Accident Garner Field, TX Cat 3 damage Lt Robert J Booth, 30-Sep-42. PT-19A 41-20277 - 4AAFFTD

Died

Wisconsin, USA 2009-05-24

Buried

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA

Revisions

Date25 Jul 2017 10:36:42
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Correspondence with Joanne Mason:
"My mother died recently and when I was going through her belongings I found an ID bracelet for Robert J Booth. When I Googled him I found on your website that you have no nickname for him. I would just like you to know that his nickname when he flew in the UK and was very close to my mother, was “Postie” and this was the name under which my uncle knew him."

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:34
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Fighter Aces of the U. S. A. and Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force/ SELF/MACR 5592, Unit History / MACR 5592 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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