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Robert J Marstellar


Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4231607. Prisoner of War (POW). Held at Stalag Luft IV.



  • John Akers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot - B-17 Flying Fortress | 457th Bomb Group
    John Akers Jr grew up in Greenville, TX on a cotton farm. Graduated High School May 1939. His days consisted of working the cotton farm with 2 mules and picking the cotton. After seeing the events of Pearl Harbor during his time in the civilian...

Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31607 Rose Olive

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Wendover 12/10/43; Presque Is 19/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [B] Glatton 23/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 12/5/44 with John Akers, Co-pilot: Chas Scott, Navigator: Lloyd Dell, Bombardier: Leo Kruszinski, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


Event Location Date
Born Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
20 April 2020 16:06:12 Lucy May Changes to surname, service number and biography

Corrected spelling of surname from 'Marsteller' to 'Marstellar'. See:

1993 457th BGA Roster, MACR 4800 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4800 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database