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Robert Leslie Behlmer

Military

Service

People

  • Ashton Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group
    SSGT Ashton E. Carter had completed an 18 month combat tour in the SW Pacific with the 3rd Bomb Group - 90th Bomb Squadron. He was flying his 25th mission of his 2nd combat tour when he was KIA

  • William Kelly

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-9390

    A-20 Havoc
    Shot down by AA fire north of Abbeville on mission to Frévent, France on 8 August 1944. Pilot 1Lt Norman V. Shainberg and both gunners POW. MACR 7799

  • 43-9699

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-9189 Winsome Winnie

    A-20 Havoc
    Written off after crash landing due to engine troubles at Parkhold Farm near Gosfield, Essex on 11 July 1944. Pilot Lt. Walter L. Pentilla was killed.

  • 41-39338

    A-26 Invader

Associated Place

  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Napoleon, Indiana 13 November 1918
Lived in Napoleon, Indiana 16 October 1940
Enlisted Indianapolis, Indiana 9 March 1942

Fort Benjamin Harrison

First 416th BG Combat Mission Foret Nationale Tournehem, France 20 March 1944

"No Ball" V Weapons site

Final 416th BG Combat Mission Murmelbach, Germany 12 March 1945

66 combat missions

Died Napoleon, Indiana 12 October 1989
Buried Napoleon, Indiana 15 October 1989

Lutheran Cemetery
Napoleon, Ripley County, Indiana, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2021 01:35:04 decwriter Changes to service number and awards
Sources

NARA files verified his ASN upon entry, officer number and Air Medal w/12 Oak Leaf Clusters. He earned at least one bronze star on the EAME Campaign Medal and more than likely a few more bronze stars as his decoration (AM) span from April 1944 to April 1945.

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2021 21:36:07 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.416th.com/missions/LoadingList.html
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=40545064...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112923807/robert-leslie-behlmer

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