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Robert M Ault


Shot down near Gnebenaeau on 9/27/44 in B-24 #42-50961, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron



  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Lockhart, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 27 September 1944

Interned in POW Camp:
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11


Date Contributor Update
17 March 2021 21:17:53 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations

Added an association to the 8th AF Mission #650 for 27 Sep 1944 per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2021 21:04:21 jmoore43 Changes to place associations

Added an association to Tibenham, the home base for the 445th BG.

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2021 20:03:00 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2020 04:07:43 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:51 AAM AAM ingest

Birsic, MACR 9571, History of the 445th Bomb Group by Rudolph Birsic / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9571 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database