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Robert Earl Diles

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Vielbrunn on 7/19/44 in B-17 'Ten Aces' #42-38178, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38178 'Ten Aces'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/1/44; Gr Island 16/1/44/ Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 11/2/44; 45 missions, Missing in Action Schweinfurt 19/7/44 with Tony Hamlik, Co-pilot: George Rudloff, Navigator: Hal Smith, Bombardier: Bob Diles, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Waynata, Minnesota, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 19 July 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 20:00:34 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, service number, events and place associations
Sources

Added Middle Name per MACR 7409 at Fold3.com. Source: https://www.fold3.com/image/28725463
Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft I per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 03:31:41 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7409 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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