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Robert Edward Flaiz

Military

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Quincey, Illinois 8 May 1919

Son of Theodore E and Emma Fredricka Flaiz.

Enlisted Scott Field, IL 27 March 1942

Scott Field, Illinois

Based Nuthampstead 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 1966
Buried Calvary Cemetery Quincy, Adams County, IL 1966

Calvary Cemetery
Quincy,
Adams County, Illinois

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2021 19:30:14 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/98766842
https://www.fold3.com/image/653427866
https://www.fold3.com/record/89452258/robert-e-flaiz-wwii-army-enlistmen...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184142695/robert-flaiz

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / King's Cliffe Memorial Edition

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