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Robert Allen Cameron

Military

Shot down in B-17 #42-107057 'Spirit of "96"' on 25 September 1944, Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #9414.

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107057 SPIRIT OF 96

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Noel Plowman, Co-pilot: Larry Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Cheresnik, Bombardier: Carl Hart, Radio...

Missions

  • 647

    25 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Denver, CO, USA 16 September 1922
Assigned 24 July 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 24 July 1944, Noel E. Plowman Crew. 14 combat missions.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 September 1944 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Died 2 July 1992
Lived in Findlay, Ohio, USA
Promoted Grafton Underwood,AAF Station 106

Promoted to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #161 dated 12 August 1944.
Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #177 dated 5 September 1944.

Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA 94006, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2021 14:56:13 bombercommand Changes to events and media associations
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https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=600

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2021 17:48:42 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 10:53:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and place associations
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Merged with duplicate record to include information from :
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9414,
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Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 22:34:20 bombercommand Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations
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384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 22:22:28 bombercommand Changes to surname
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384THBOMBGROUPCOM

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 9414 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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