Robert L Kaufman

Military

Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived ditching in B-17G 42-38063 'GI Virgin'.

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Units served with

Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 750th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35552220
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 750th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 1st Scouting Force 750th Bomb Squadron 857th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13186571 / O-819957
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber Co-pilot / Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 457th
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: G I Virgin
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Donna J II The Duchess
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron 750th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 24 June 1944

Places

The mission board of the 457th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(GM-299-2-457)(16/5/45)(Op's Board's).'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Connington

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

1905-05-27

Based

Glatton Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

1993 457th BGA Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia