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Robert F Cooper

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Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, Fance on a mission to Augsberg, Germany on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • James Chinn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Dillard Engdahl

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Mullins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Jeremiah Rolison

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marion Ross

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • William Sullivan

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

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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...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31517

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Pendleton 24/11/43; with Leon Sachs force landed Denver, Co 8/12/43; Salt Lake 12/12/43; Wendover 14/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG [A] Glatton 15/12/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 25/2/44 with Jim Chinn, Co-pilot: Bob Cooper,...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

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 Charlotte, Michigan, USA 5 November 1919
Killed in Action (KIA) France 25 February 1944
Died 25 February 1944
Buried Michigan

Burial:
West Carmel Cemetery
Charlotte
Eaton County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 189

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 20:14:44 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations and mission associations
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Find A Grave
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107979130

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 02:23:28 wchoff Changes to media associations
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Wayne Tolmachoff

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 02:14:15 wchoff Changes to media associations
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Wayne Tolmachoff

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 22:13:52 wchoff Changes to media associations
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Wayne Tolmachoff

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3003 / MACR 3003, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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