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Robert Joseph Guillotte



Units served with

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Springfield, MA 10 February 1922
Shot Down Vernon, France 7 May 1944
POW Moosburg, Germany 10 May 1944 – May 1945

Stalag 7A

Died Hampton, VA 3 January 2006

HAMPTON — Robert J. Guillotte, 83, a longtime Hampton resident, passed away Jan. 3, 2006. Originally from Massachusetts, he married Virginia Lee Maxson in Richmond, Va., in 1943 before leaving to serve in World War II. Bob was stationed in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack in 1941. He trained as a P-47 fighter pilot and flew in Europe as part of the 365th Fighter Group. He was shot down on May 7, 1944, and spent the remaining wartime in a German POW camp. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Bob followed his military service with a 25-year career at NACA (now NASA) as an engineer in the area of dynamics analysis. He opened his own workshop called Ship 'n' Shore after retirement and produced many beautiful woodworks for boats, homes and offices. Everyone who knew him loved his zest for life and he made the most of every day. If he wasn't flying or boating in Foolish Pleasure or Foxy Lady, he was bowling, working with his computer, building grandfather clocks for all the family, visiting friends and family all over the country or on a golf course somewhere.

Buried Hampton, VA 6 January 2006

Parklawn Memorial Park
Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA


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