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Robert Coverstone

Military

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

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  • Phil Lichty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38030 My Achin' B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-E] Chelveston 14/7/44; Missing in Action Hanover 22/10/44 with Phil Lichty, 2Lt Robert Coverstone, 2Lt John L Touchett, 2Lt Michael J Veraa, S/Sgt Albert B...

Missions

  • 685

    22 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Grants Pass, OR 14 July 1923

Son of Virgil J and Ethel Coverstone.

Lived in SantaBarbara County, CA 1941
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 10 September 1942
Based Thurleigh 1944 – 22 October 1944

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Thurleigh, UK 22 October 1944

Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. KIA.

Buried 23 October 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot F Row 7 Grave 37

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2019 20:55:07 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/188884120
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039312?rec=300964989
https://www.fold3.com/record/85019745-robert-coverstone
https://www.fold3.com/record/529899403-robert-coverstone
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56288812/robert-coverstone

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth Combat Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 170.

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