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Robert E Sandfield

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17 #43-38308.

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38308

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/7/44; Kearney 29/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG [NG-A] Debach 11/8/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 12/9/44 with Capt Wes Carter, Co-pilot: Ivan Briggs, Radio Operator: Bob Bandfield, Waist gunner: Ernie Musser,Tail...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Antonio, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 September 1944
Died 12 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2021 18:05:06 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8868 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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