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Robert R Brunn


Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17F 41-24452. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Robert English

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17F 41-24452 while serving as Pilot. Killed in Action (KIA). Primary target was the German air depot at Romilly Sur Seine, France. Shot down by Mayer (18 kills) IIIJG 2 near Rouen, France.

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24452

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24452 was assigned to 91BG/401BS at Bangor 29-Aug-42; Bassingbourn 1-Oct-42. Despatched on 20-Dec-42 to bomb the German air depot at Romilly, France. Enemy aircraft KO’d tailplane and the aircraft crashed near Rouen, France. 3KIA 7POW MACR...


  • VIII Bomber Command 17

    8 November 1942
    Two Primary (P) targets are the objects of this mission: the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France and the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille, France. 91BG despatches 15 B-17s to Abbeville and 301BG and 306BG despatch a combined...

  • VIII Bomber Command 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR. ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 20 December 1942 – 2 July 1945

Held at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan-Silesia (now Poland) later moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser. Officially Returned to Military Control (RMC) 2-Jul-45.


Date Contributor Update
19 August 2021 01:02:03 acbernstein1 Changes to mission associations

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2020 19:43:27 jmoore43 Changes to person associations

Added a connection to the A/C pilot, Lt Robert S. English.

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2014 17:55:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 4-Dec-2014. Added POW event per National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database; SN per MACR 16243; Made Place, Mission connections and Decorations within existing data.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16243 / MACR 16243, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Hey and Bishop p.54 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database