Robert W Koerber

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-31618.jpeg UPL 31618 DALY'S CREW
Pyote Air Base, Texas - September 1943

Front Row (L-R)
1 John Daly, Pilot
2 Robert Koerber, Copilot
3 William Evans, Navigator
4 Joseph Jennings, Bombardier

Back Row (L-R) - Gunners
1 Omer "Lyle" Young
2 Frank Hearne
3 John MacCallum
4 Adriel "Wayne" Langendoerfer
5 Howard Polizzo
6 Harvey Tuber

This ten-man crew earned the Air Medal on their second mission -- Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where they bombed a Messerschmidt airplane factory.

edited to correct proper spelling of Pyote and generated link to it in "places".

Object Number - UPL 31618 - DALY'S CREW Pyote Air Base, Texas - September 1943 Front Row (L-R) 1 John Daly, Pilot 2 Robert Koerber, Copilot 3 William Evans, Navigator 4...

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Sorau Germany mission 11-Apr-44 'Tenny Belle' exploded in mid-air near Downham Market, England. Killed in Action (KIA)



Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-805776
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-694353
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35579373
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-755018
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier / Navigator / Bombardier Instructor
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37406828
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 91st Bomb Group 94th Bomb Group 324th Bomb Squadron 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Tenny Belle
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sara Jane
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Lost Angel
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron 525th Bomb Squadron

Missions

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Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 31109
  • Description: The Official Report of Aircraft Accident (A.A.F. Form No. 14) for B-17G 42-31083, Tenny Belle on 11 April 1944. Lists all crew members, reports from...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Fort Benjamin, Harrison, IN 25 June 1942 Fort Benjamin Harrison Indiana

Based

Pyote Army Airfield 23 September 1943 - 8 December 1943 B-17 Flying Fortress crew training

Based

Kimbolton 20 February 1944 - 11 April 1944 Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Barroway Drove, Downham Market PE38 0AJ, UK 11 April 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Sorau Germany mission 11-Apr-44 'Tenny Belle' exploded in mid-air near Downham Market, England. Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried/ Commemorated

12 April 1944 Cambridge American Cemetery Plot E Row 1 Grave 84

Born

Akron, Ohio

Based

Snettisham 19 February 1944 Intensive gunnery training
Summit County, OH

Revisions

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personal records

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8th AF Mission Database

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ContributorJennings
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Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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Bibliography: [Betz, Frank L. and Kenneth H. Cassens editors]. 379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, Volume One: November 1942-July 1945. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, 2000, p. 302

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Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial database

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avail/known data

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Combat Chronology; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 302 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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