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Robert A Kist

Military

Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO).

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Clyde Custer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • No 3 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    No 3 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    Unit
    Established as 2902nd Combat Crew Replacement Center Group on 23 August 1943 at Toome. Opened on 20 September 1943 to provide theatre indoctrination to B-26 Marauder crews. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-18072

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center. Lost on short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland, when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. 6 x Killed non Operational (KNO). 4-Jul-44.

Associated Place

  • Toome

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as a bomber OTU satellite, first to RAF Cluntoe and then to RAF Nutt’s Corner, Toome had three concrete runways, 30 pan type hardstandings, and two pairs of T2 hangars. 50 concrete 'fingers’ were added for aircraft storage during...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hamilton County, OH, USA 28 November 1921

Son of William F Kist.

Lived in Hamilton City, Ohio 1941
Enlisted Bldg 875, 7370 Minuteman Way, Lockbourne, OH 43137, USA 17 February 1942

Lockbourne AAF
Columbus, Ohio

Based Toome June 1944 – 4 July 1944

Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF.

Died Antrim BT41, UK 4 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO).

Buried Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery 5 July 1944

Interred
Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery

Buried St Bernard, OH, USA 14 July 1948

Re-Interred
St Mary's cemetery
St Bernard
Cincinnati Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2017 09:25:58 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=178111991

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. IV by Bishop & Hey, p.29, MACR 15113, NARA / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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