Robert L Andrus

Military

Object Number - UPL 30825 - George E. West Crew 401st BG - 612th BS Back Row L to R: Hugh D. Russel (LWG), Alfred J. Morini (RWG), Michael Lefkin (TG), Thomas B. Montgomery...

Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Connections

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802628
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Diana Queen Of The Chase
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ice Cold Katy
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bonnie Donnie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Heaven Can Wait, Boche Buster
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Salvo Sadie
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Bath, New York 1918-10-20

Other

Shot Down/Captured

Krensitz, 04509 Krostitz, Germany 1944-05-28

Other

POW

78-220 Tychowo, Poland 1944-05-28 - 1945-05-30 Stalag Luft IV dates are approximate

Died

Hornell, NY 14843, USA 1993-12-16

Enlisted

Canisteo, NY, USA 1993-12-20 Hillside Cemetery • Canisteo, Steuben County, New York, USA

Revisions

Date26 Jul 2017 10:54:11
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 5309;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:41
ContributorAAM

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