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Jerome Philip Robertson Sr

Military

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Shot down 20-Jul-44 in B-17 42-31037 "Pistol Packin' Mama". Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7545

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • Kenneth Murgatroyd

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Shot down 20-Jul-44 in B-17 42-31037 "Pistol Packin' Mama". Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31037 Pistol Packin' Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 8/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe 10/10/43; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/7/44 with Kenneth R Murgatroyd, James E Pennoyer, James K Elderkin, Stanley Lesser, Jerome P Robertson, Howard N Magnuson (6 Prisoner of War); Owen...

  • 44-6129

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Hunter 19/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-A] Deenethorpe 7/6/44. ...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, DC 18 July 1923

Son of James William and Mary Bessie [Sweeney] Robertson.

Lived in District of Columbia County, DC 1942
Enlisted Fort Myer, VA 19 March 1943

Fort Myer, Virginia

Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 20 July 1944

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Weimar, Germany 20 July 1944

Shot down 20-Jul-44 in B-17 42-31037 'Pistol Packin' Mama'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7545

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 20 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF 12 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Cheltenham, MD 5 April 1991
Buried Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Prince George's County, MD 9 April 1991

Maryland Veterans Cemetery
Cheltenham,
Prince George's County, Maryland

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2021 21:01:27 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41434333/jerome-philip-robertson

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2020 03:31:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2019 23:47:32 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2139

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2019 14:11:54 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29405263
https://www.fold3.com/image/538401957
https://www.fold3.com/record/79522285-jerome-p-robertson
https://www.fold3.com/record/87395818-jerome-p-robertson
https://www.fold3.com/record/627146484-jerome-robertson-1923
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41434333/jerome-philip-robertson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7545 / MACR 7545, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2139 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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