Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229587 'Jolly Roger. ' Prisoner of War (POW).
Bob was a pilot in the Army Air force, 91st Bomb Group, 401st Squadron, flying a B-17 Fortress. His plane was shot down on August 12, 1943 over Germany, and he was taken to Dulag Luft, Frankfort, Stalag Luft III, Sagan, as a POW. In January 1945 he endured a long march to Stalag VII A, Mooseburg, where the POW's were
liberated by General Patton. He left active duty in September 1945 and remained in the Air Force Reserve until 1953. He received a Unit Award, three Air Medals, and a POW medal.
Units served with
The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/43; Salina 2/2/43; Nashville 30/3/43; Homestead 7/4/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-J] Bassingbourn 19/4/43; Missing in Action 9m Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Bob Heller, Co-pilot: Wilbur Rowland, Navigator: Walt Ferguson, Bombardier:...
||23 December 1920
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||12 August 1943 – 1945
||West Chester, PA
||1 July 2015