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Robert Leroy Enders

Military

Service

People

  • John Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Target Berlin was first mission - March 1944. Flew ill-fated night mission to Hamm, Ger. Supported D-Day. 2 Purple Hearts on crew. DFC, AMw3Oak Leaf Cluster AFLegion of Merit

Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

  • 311

    22 April 1944

  • 419

    17 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Elizabethville, PA 17023, USA 24 April 1921
Lived in New Cumberland, PA 17070, USA 1942
Enlisted Harrisburg, PA, USA 5 October 1942
466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 22 March 1944 – 17 June 1944

Completed a 30 mission tour

Died Harrisburg, PA, USA 10 March 1976
Buried Tower City, PA 17980, USA 14 March 1976

Greenwood Cemetery
Tower City, Schuykill Co.
Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2018 02:07:42 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom
page 58
research done and provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2018 02:07:41 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom
page 58
research done and provided by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p345

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