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Robert Bredesen

Military

On 19 March 1944 his B-17 #42-38143 was involved in a mid-air collision with #42-31823 and ditched in Adriatic Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38143

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/12/43; Savannah 17/1/44; Assigned 775BS/463BG Celone 9/3/44; loaned to 49BS/2BG Amendola, Missing in Action 19/3/44 with 97BG on familiarization mission with Keith Chambers, Co-pilot: Melvin Wagner, Navigator: Harry Wolquitt ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minnesota, USA 1920
Killed in Action (KIA) Adriatic Sea 19 March 1944
Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial

Plot B, Row 12, Grave 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2021 20:50:44 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added S/N per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56306844.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56306844/robert-bredesen

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2021 01:57:21 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a KIA event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2021 01:53:44 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Added per info in the description section for A/C 42-38143 and for MACR 3286 at fold3.com.
SOURCE: https://www.fold3.com/image/28623608

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