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Robert P McGee


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.



  • Jack Puckett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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


  • 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...


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19 April 2020 15:20:52 rjwiggins Changes to nickname


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

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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