Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Robert G Kurtz

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Gompelscheuer on 3 Aug 44 in P-51 44-14001.

Service

Units served with

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-6895 'Hat Jane'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Flown by Major James A Goodson. Transferred to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from patrol mission, hit by Flak whilst strafing ground targets Nogent-le-Rotrou, France. Pilot Lt Robert D Couture evaded...

  • 44-14001

    P-51 Mustang

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Antonio, Texas
Prisoner of War (POW) 3 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7428 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Share