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Robert J Gamble


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Munich in B-17 'Lovely Lady' #42-102535


Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102535 LOVELY LADY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green [M3-Q] 8/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Mason Williams, Co-pilot: Clyde Wells, Bombardier: Bob Gamble, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ...


Event Location Date
Born Mason City, Iowa
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 31 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 01:42:45 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 01:40:17 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N per MACR 7751 at

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7751 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database