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Robert L Greene

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Mulheim on 9 Mar 45 in B-17 'Magnificent Obsession' #4338068

Service

Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38068

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/6/44; Kearney 5/7/44; Grenier 19/7/44; Assigned 850BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Carl Faust, Oliver Hirist, Harry Perdue, Leroy Pierstos, Bob Greene, Paul Winkle, Lloyd Wells (7 Prisoner of War);...

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Antioch, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12947 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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