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Robert E Paltz


On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road, Returned (RTD).

Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted mission to Genshagen on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100288 'Maj. Hoople', Returned (RTD)


Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-100288 'Maj. Hoople'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29147 Sad Sack

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 44th Bomb Group, 66th Bomb Squadron; transferred to 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron where it was damaged on landing Bungay, England 29 Jan 1944. ...


  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...


Event Location Date
Returned (RTD) Germany 6 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:57:55 jmoore43 Changes to service number and highest rank

Updated Rank and Added S/N per MACR 2966 at

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:17:54 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added an association to the A/C #41-29147 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:16:52 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - “crashed” was misspelled.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2966 / MACR 2966, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 68 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database