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Robert L Bennett


B-17 #4229752 ditched in Channel 13 May 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #4230355 'Dallas Rebel. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

DFC, AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH



  • Norville Gorse

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    B-17 #42-29752 ditched into North Sea 13 May 1943. Gorse and pilot Rogers made a valiant effort to control the plane. Returned to base. ...

Units served with


  • 42-29752

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Salinas 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 17/4/43; on assembly crashed in The Wash en route St Omer when controls were damaged and stabilizer shot off accidentally by own waist...


Event Location Date
Born Illinois
Died 28 July 1943
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery, Margratan, The Netherlands (Wall of the Missing)


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:41 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, MACR 0141, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey pp. 117, 202. Snetterton Falcons by Doherty and Ward pp. 20, 39, ABMC; Snetterton Falcons, pg 24 and 43