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Robert P Kidwell


On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road. RTD.

Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted mission to Genshagen on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100288 'Maj. Hoople', Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-100288 'Maj. Hoople'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29147 Sad Sack

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 44th Bomb Group, 66th Bomb Squadron; transferred to 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron where it was damaged on landing Bungay, England 29 Jan 1944. ...


Event Location Date
Born Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 6 March 1944
Died 6 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 22:03:31 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N per MACR 2966 at

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:20:58 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added an association to the A/C #41-29147 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:20:00 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2966 / MACR 2966, Losses of teh 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database