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Robert P McGee

Military

From Butte, Montana. Flew 35 missions as B-17 bombardier and flight officer between April 24 and June 25, 1944 when he was 19 years old. Twelve missions were in 42-97833 Silver Dollar, five in 42-97678 Birmingham Jewel. Primarily with Jack Puckett’s crew. He was training as a fighter pilot when the war ended. Became a successful attorney in Montana with 10 kids. Was considered an expert fly fisherman. Passed away in 2002.

Service

People

  • Jack Puckett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107146 Mairzy Doats

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Gr Island 12/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; ...

  • 42-107175

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/3/44; Gr Island 23/3/44; Dow Fd 2/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-Z] Kimbolton 11/4/44; 526BS; on mission to Merseburg 12/5/44 with Ed Burke, Navigator: Leonard Tew (Killed in Action); ...

  • 42-31597 Landa

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/11/43; Salt Lake 28/11/43; Cheyenne 17/12/43; Kearney 20/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Grenier 9/1/44; Presque Is 12/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/43; Assigned 527/BS/379BG [FO-C] Kimbolton 30/1/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with John Conroy...

  • 42-97678 The Birmingham Jewell

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/1/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-J] Kimbolton 11/4/44; 525BS; Missing in Action Chemnitz 127m 3/2/45 with Bill Webber, Ray Weatherbee, Carl McHenry, Bill Wells (4 Killed in Action); Jim Kiester, Tom...

  • 42-97833 Silver Dollar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 13/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-L] Kimbolton 26/5/44; mid air coll with 42-97170 on 9/12/44, with Chas Faught, Carroll Sears, John Cox, Melvin Townsend, Joe Carroll, Harry Hall, Fred Knock, Pat...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 15:20:52 rjwiggins Changes to nickname
Sources

Family

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 14:46:16 rjwiggins Changes to biography, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Information is provided by RJ Wiggins with data provided by 379thbga.org.

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

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-45; p. 163. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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