Robert K Belk

Military

Object Number - UPL 28412 - MACR 2722, Page 15

Bailed out of B-17 #42-5086 'Wahoo II' over England on return from mission to Munster railroad yards on 10 October 1943. All crew survived.

Shot down in B-17 #42-31397 on 25 Feb 1944 on mission to Regensburg, GR. Prisoner of War (POW).

Connections

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741973
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19085247 at enlistment, then O-738778
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735632
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 353rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Wahoo ii
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 369th Bomb Squadron

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Prisoner of War (POW).

Barth, Germany 1944-02-25 - 1945-06-09 Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date1 Aug 2020 18:30:10
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to Stalag Luft l per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Updated POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date19 Mar 2020 21:09:52
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to A/C #42-31397 listed in the MACR 2722.

Date19 Mar 2020 21:06:12
Contributorjmoore43
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Added more info to the "25 Feb 1944 on mission to Regensburg, GR" in the "Summary biography" gleaned from MACR 2722.

Date19 Mar 2020 21:01:03
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date19 Mar 2020 20:57:50
Contributorjmoore43
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Added info about the Regensburg GR mission to the "Summary biography" gleaned from the MACR 2722.

Date19 Mar 2020 19:45:54
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date28 Jun 2017 13:07:49
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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=270

Date28 May 2017 07:14:56
ContributorBdemille
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date28 May 2017 07:13:06
ContributorBdemille
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Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:40
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Memories of the 384th Bombardment Group (H), Vol. 1; p. 42., Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 327, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=…

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