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"Lt. Robert N. Austin, Campbell, N.Y., flying for the Ninth U.S. Air Force in North Africa, illustrates a scene that takes place all over the world when taps are blown and American soldiers pull out snapshots and photos of sweethearts and wives for one last look before sliding down into the blankets."



  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...


  • Robert Austin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 344BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti in B-24 41-24198; Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 166 Awards: PH.


Date Contributor Update
26 December 2020 20:02:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and unit associations