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Robert R Landry


Plane exploded over N. Atlantic after takeoff from Gander en route to Prestwick, Scotland.



  • Thomas Landry

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Born 11 Sept 1924 at Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas. Enlisted in Army Air Force 24 Feb 1943 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Had three years of college at time of enlistment. Did most of his training in Texas. Served in 8th US Air Force, 493rd Bomb...

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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24463

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 423BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; took off from Gander (Newfoundland) en route Thurleigh 5-Sep-42 exploded over Atlantic an hour out. (10 KIS) no trace, ditched off Greenland. Missing Air Crew Report 16344. ...


Event Location Date
Died North Atlantic 5 September 1942

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, New York Memorial.


Date Contributor Update
16 February 2020 05:17:35 jmoore43 Changes to person associations

Added a connection to his brother, Thomas.

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2014 17:34:25 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, events and aircraft associations

Lee Cunningham 21-Oct-2014 "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A Hey MBE; 306BG web site; Missing AIr Crew Report (MACR) 16344

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 / Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey p. 30