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Robert Edward Femoyer


Refused morphine after being mortally wounded so that he could navigate his crippled aircraft back to safety. On seventh mission. Navigator on B-17G-25-DL Flying Fortress 42-38052, Hotshot Green


Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38052 ‘Lucky Stehley Boy’

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17G-25-DL ‘Flying Fortress’ 42-38052 was assigned to the USAAF on Christmas Eve 1943. The aircraft became one of the first ‘replacement’ ships to be assigned to the 447th Bombardment Group at Rattlesden, arriving in January 1944 and placed...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Huntington, West Virginia 31 October 1921
Died Rattlesden, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP30, UK 2 November 1944
Buried Jacksonville, FL, USA

Greenlawn Cemetery
Duval County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section 8, Lot 2


Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 20:07:06 usxpat Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

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04 November 2014 03:13:49 jmchristel Changes to awards

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Freeman, MOH Citation