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Robert John Addison


Assigned to 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...


Event Location Date
Born Gary, IN 25 November 1918

Son of John Walter and Mae Dorothy “Nonnie” [Cunat] Addison.

Enlisted 28 April 1943
Discharged USAAF 5 February 1946

Honourable discharge.

Died Denver, Denver County, CO 18 January 2009
Buried Calvary Cemetery Portage, Porter County, IN 21 January 2009

Calvary Cemetery
Porter County, Indiana


Date Contributor Update
23 July 2021 19:29:41 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2021 22:12:58 paulhaddison Changes to media associations

Personal photograph belonging to son Paul Addison.

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2021 22:00:16 paulhaddison Changes to role

Newspaper article (in Media).

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14 July 2021 21:59:30 paulhaddison Changes to middlename

Personal knowledge.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster at