Robert A Marsh

Military

Object Number - UPL 42643 - MACR 3844 42-52569 "Lovely Lady" 466th BG | 786th BS 09 Apr 1944

Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252569 'Lovely Lady. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-751575
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Lovely Lady
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Illinois, USA 2 October 1917

Enlisted

Fort Dix, New Jersey 7 October 1941

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 9 April 1944 - 15 May 1945 Stalag Luft III (dates are approximate)

Other

Shot Down/Captured

Saksfjedgaard, Denmark 9 April 1944

Died

South Orange, New Jersey 14 June 1994

Buried

Flemingon, New Jersey 17 June 1994 Prospect Hill Cemetery Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3844 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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