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Robert H Fountain


Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4129423 'The Fan Dancer. ' Killed in Action (KIA).




  • William Foushee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 41-29423 'The Fan Dancer. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

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  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Delphi, Indiana 21 June 1924
Enlisted Indianapolis, IN, USA 7 January 1943
Died near Steinhuder Meer, 31515 Wunstorf, Germany 11 April 1944

Staff Sergeant Robert H. Fountain, 19, waist gunner on a Liberator has been missing in action over Germany since April 11th, according to word received Friday morning by the youth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Fountain of near Delphi.
Sgt. Fountain had been overseas since February and had been the member of a Liberator crew based in England. He had taken part in innumerable raids over Germany during the past few weeks including many of the large scale bombing attacks.
Entering service January, 1943, Fountain was sent to Fort Harrison and from there went to Amarillo, Texas, where he attended a school for aircraft mechanics. Later he was sent to a gunnery school at Kingman, Arizona and to Salt Lake City, Utah, for further training. He was home in October on furlough from the Utah post. The young soldier was assigned to a crew at Davis-Monthan field, Tucson, Arizona, and he was trained as crew engineer and gunner at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
He attended the Pittsburg school and was graduated from the Delphi high school, class of 1942. While a student here, he was active in work of the Future Famers of America and in 4-H club work having shown champion livestock at the state fair and in other exhibits. He won a letter in track while a Delphi high school student. The youth was a member of the Delphi Presbyterian church.
Sgt. Fountain has a brother, Edgar, at home, and a sister, Martha, a freshman in Hanover college.

Article taken from The Delphi Citizen, Thursday, May 4, 1944

Buried Carroll County, IN, USA 1949

Pleasant Run Cemetery
Carroll County
Indiana, USA


Date Contributor Update
25 July 2016 17:48:22 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:31 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3797