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Robert Hugh Ostrander

Military

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 42-31427. Plane ditched into Baltic. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4010

Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • Calvin Vance

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 42-31427. Plane crashed into Baltic. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4010 ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31427

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43. ...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Watertown, SD 20 October 1924

Son of William F and Lula Bell [Louis] Ostrander

Lived in South Dakota, USA 1942
Enlisted South Dakota, USA 23 October 1942
Based Chelveston 1943 – 11 April 1944

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Ditched POW Off Bornholm Island 11 April 1944

Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 42-31427. Plane ditched into Baltic. POW. MACR 4010

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 11 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Watertown, SD 13 September 2006
Buried Saint Marys Cemetery, Watertown, SD 19 September 2006

Saint Marys Cemetery
Watertown,
Codington County, SD

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2019 18:47:11 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28628228
https://www.fold3.com/record/623546221-robert-ostrander-1924
http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944050.shtml
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85678767/robert-hugh-ostrander

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2019 18:46:11 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28628228
https://www.fold3.com/record/623546221-robert-ostrander-1924
http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944050.shtml
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85678767/robert-hugh-ostrander

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4010

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