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Robert E Long

Military

I'VE BEEN TOLD BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THAT HE WAS A HERO DURING THE WAR. THATS NOT MADE HIM A HERO TO ME. HE WAS MY DAD, A GOOD MAN, AND FRIEND TO ALL HE MET, HE WAS A LOVING HUSBAND TO MY MOM {ALSO AN ARMY VET} DURING THE EASY AND THE HARD TIMES. FOR THESE THINGS AND OTHERS, S/Sergeant. ROBERT E. LONG, MY DAD WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO. ON A SMALL NOTE- HIS MAIN AIRCRAFT WAS CALLED 'FLAPPER' AFTER HE ROTATED BACK HOME IT WAS SENT TO ANOTHER BASE AND RENAMED 'THIS IS IT!', FROM WHAT I'VE FOUND OUT, IT MADE IT THROUGH THE WAR AND RETURNED BACK TO THE STATES AND AFTER BEING USED FOR TRAINING WAS SOLD FOR SCRAP.

Silver Star, Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Clusters; DFC, Purple Heart

Service

People

  • Harris Cornell

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Pilot of B-17G #42-31544 Damaged by flak and fighters on a mission to Frankfurt, GR on 24 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31544 left formation after the target and crashed NNW of Ghent, Belgium after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Lee Lockwood

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #42-3412 1 of 2 planes to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3412

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 15/6/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-M] Chelveston 20/8/43; Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Bill Nordyke, Co-pilot: Ed Phillips, Navigator: Chas Maynard body found in Frischenmoor swamp near Oldenburg, chute...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State 10 January 1920
Died 22 July 1920
Buried Blairsville, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / son

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