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Robert Lee Ballinger




  • Sterling Alden

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group

  • Earl DeMun

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • Allen Gullion

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group
    His father Major General Allen W. Gullion, Sr. was Provost Marshall of the US Army during World War II

  • Willard Land

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • Norman Shainberg

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • Daniel Shea

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

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Units served with


  • 43-10194

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-9717

    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.

  • 43-9203

    A-20 Havoc
    Written off in landing accident at Wethersfield, Essex on 21 April 1944. Pilot George W. Cowgill.

  • 43-9450 Holey Joe

    A-20 Havoc
    Crashed after mid-air collision with A-20G (43-21483) on a routine training flight at Thorny Toll, Cambridgeshire on 30 August 1944. Pilot 2Lt John D. Smith was killed.

  • 43-9225

    A-20 Havoc

  • 41-3387

    A-20 Havoc

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...


Event Location Date
Born Clinton County, Michigan 21 February 1920
Lived in St. Johns, Michigan 1 July 1941
Enlisted Augusta, Michigan 7 January 1942

Fort Custer

First 416th BG Combat Mission Conches, France 6 March 1944
Final 416th BG Combat Mission Rouen, France 27 August 1944
Died Lansing, Michigan 11 September 2002
Buried St. Johns, Michigan 14 September 2002

Mount Rest Cemetery
Saint Johns, Clinton County, Michigan, USA


Date Contributor Update
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