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Robert Ander O'Neal

Military

Service

People

  • Virgil Deckard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leslie Lennox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Waddell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97194 Good Pickin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA...

  • 42-102455 'Lucky Lady' 'Screaming Eagle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gt Falls 6/3/44; Cheyenne 4/4/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 8/5/44 LUCKY LADY; with H.E. Hansen force landed B-58 Melsbroek, Bel 6/2/45; with G.T. Purdy force landed A-96 Toul-Ochey,...

  • 42-106993

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P/W] Horham 13/3/44; with J. M. Bastion; Co-pilot Frank Puckett Barbour; force landed France 22/6/44; with J.E. Hamilton force landed RAF Bentwaters, Sfk 6/10/44;121m...

  • 42-31887 'Big Casino'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/12/43; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-K] Horham 15/2/44; 336BS [ET-K], transferred 335BS [OE-F] 21/10/44; 103m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 17/2/45 with Carlyle Schaad, Co-pilot: Theo Flora, Navigator: John Keeney,...

  • 42-31939 Spook Six

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Romulus 23/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 2/2/44; transferred 412BS [QW-J]; 98m, with S.D. Reed, force landed RAF Coltishakk, 8RTD, 1WIA; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 21/6/44;...

  • 42-97334

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-S] Horham 4/4/44; on 24/5/44 with Frank Cobb, Co-pilot: John Waddell, Navigator: Lloyd Krueger, Bombardier: Walt Weakland, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim...

  • 42-97383 N-NAN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 20/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 1/5/44; 336BS [ET-F]; with E.R. Fletcher force landed RAF Woodbridge 3/10/44; with J.D. Waddell force landed Belgium...

  • 43-38317 'Flak Evader'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Hunter 2/8/44; Kearney 20/9/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 12/8/44; with J.H. Corbin force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; 89m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Ypsilanti 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 44-6583 Cadet Nurse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Dow Fd 2/10/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Y] Horham 13/10/44; battle damaged Nurnberg 20/2/45 with R. Lee Young, #2 feathered, crash landed near A-78 AF Florennes, Bel; 9RTD; 39m, sal 28/2/45. CADET NURSE.

Missions

  • 511

    2 August 1944

  • 513

    3 August 1944

  • 514

    4 August 1944

  • 524

    6 August 1944

  • 529

    7 August 1944

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 545

    12 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 575

    26 August 1944

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Indianapolis, IN 23 May 1922
95th BG Combat Tour Horham Airfield, UK 2 August 1944 – 6 January 1945
Died 15 February 1990
Buried Chattannooga National Cemetery, TN 18 February 1990

Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Add to Map
Plot
SS, 913

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2020 21:22:12 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Corrected aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2020 21:19:07 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2990158/robert-a-o'neal
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/5027
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60871&h=3037196...

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2020 21:18:54 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2990158/robert-a-o'neal
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/5027
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60871&h=3037196...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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