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Robert T Gordon

Military

Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-39847 'Battlin' Betty'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39847 "Battlin' Betty"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 18/9/43; Scott 24/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-G] Deenethorpe 2/11/43; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Francis Shaw, Co-pilot: Bill Cole, Navigator: Elmer Engelhardt, Bombardier: Alf Audrey, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Walpole, Massachusetts
Prisoner of War (POW) Austria 11 April 1944

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2020 20:25:35 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added the date for the POW event.

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2020 20:23:43 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a location for the POW event.

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2020 20:20:33 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

Added a POW event. Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Flak Dodger by Roland Byers; MACR 4016,

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