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Robert Edward Way Jr

Military

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Jim Elduff crew. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • James Elduff

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Served in Korean War.

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Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31545 'Bad Time Inc.'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/11/43; Boise 23/11/43; Wendover 7/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [F] Glatton 26/1/44; force landed practice mission with Jim Elduff, Co-pilot: Delbert Lawson, Navigator: Reed Bryant, Bombardier: Ras Clausen, Flight...

  • 44-8418 'Bad Time Inc II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Patterson 6/9/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned 749BS 457BG Glatton 5/10/44; battle damaged Euskirchen 10/1/45 with ? and crash landed continent; Salvaged. BAD TIME INC. II. ...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Williams, AZ 20 February 1921

Son of Robert Edward Sr and Cora A Way.

Enlisted Phoenix, AZ 22 October 1942

Phoenix, Arizona

Based Glatton 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 12 July 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 3 October 1981
Buried Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery Las Vegas, Clark County, NV 6 October 1981

Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery
Las Vegas,
Clark County, NV

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2020 17:14:54 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/539546839
https://www.fold3.com/image/202332989
https://www.fold3.com/record/83344258-robert-e-way
https://www.fold3.com/record/619933445-robert-way-1921
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/140743177/robert-e_-way

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.457thbombgroup.org/roster/Wnames.html

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