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Robert Grant Decker

Military

Decker does not appear to have flown any combat missions with the 95th BG. It is unclear whether he flew any combat with the 384th BG before being reassigned to non-flying duties. It appears that he served in the New York National Guard for several years starting in 1926 through the mid 1930's. He appears to have continued service in the Army or National Guard, ending with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Service

People

  • Robert Cozens

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot/Command Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Addison, NY 12 December 1908
Lived in Niagara Falls, NY February 1941
Enlisted Buffalo, NY 29 May 1942
Transferred Grafton Underwood Airfield, UK 30 June 1944

384th BG
HQ Detachment

Assigned to the 544th BS Grafton Underwood Airfield 20 July 1944
Transferred Horham Airfield, UK 15 September 1944

Transferred back to the 95th BG

MOS Changed Grafton Underwood Airfield 28 September 1944

Reclassified from MOS 737 (Radio Operator/Gunner) to MOS 835 (Shipping & Receiving Clerk)

Died 4 August 1957
Buried Rushford, NY 8 August 1957

White Cemetery
Rushford, Allegany County, New York, USA

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