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Robert F Connaway


Shot down by fighters and crashed at Colrade on a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17F #42-30170 'The Pride of the Century'. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Waco, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 6 March 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12


Date Contributor Update
23 December 2020 21:30:10 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Added a connection to the 100th BG listed in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2020 21:29:11 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 1 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:25 AAM AAM ingest

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001; MACR 3015, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3015 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database