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George Bertis Robb

Military

Transferred 467th BG

Service

People

  • Donald Prytulak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Don and his crew were among the first crews to arrive at Alamogordo. Many of the new crews had been disbanded to form other new crews or were taken over by a senior pilot. Apparently, the command staff liked what they saw in Don as his crew remained...

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Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

  • 859th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chaffee, Missouri 30 December 1922
Enlisted Jefferson Barracks, Lemay, Missouri 11 December 1942

Jefferson Barracks
5'11"
162 lbs

492nd BG Combat Tour North Pickenham Airfield, UK 11 May 1944 – 6 August 1944

28 combat missions

467th Combat Tour Rackheath Airfield, UK 14 August 1944 – 16 August 1944

3 combat missions

Died Memphis, Tennessee 29 December 2008

SSGT US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II

George B. Robb 85, Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and war hero went home to be with the Lord on December 29, 2008. George leaves behind a wife of 21 years, Muriel; sons George, John, step-son Jim Thomas, Steve, and Joe; sisters Elizabeth Evans, Joanne Posa and Patricia Broeker; eleven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. George's brothers Howard and Jack preceded him in death. George was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters. George flew a total of 31 missions in a B-24, 28 missions in the 492nd bomb group and 3 missions in the 467th bomb group. After the war, George retired as a conductor on the San Francisco (Frisco) railroad. George was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church and a Mason. George will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be on Friday, January 2 at 1:00 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2:00 at Memphis Funeral Home (5599 Poplar Avenue). The burial service will be at the West Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery (4000 Forest Hill Irene Road) on Tuesday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar (901)725-0100 (Published in The Commercial Appeal on 1/1/2009)

Buried Memphis, Tennessee 6 January 2009

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot
Section GG, Site 17218

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2019 01:23:22 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=16141667...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1408522
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32545637/george-b_-robb
http://www.492ndbombgroup.com/cgi-bin/pagepilot.cgi?page=showCrewPage&cr...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster supplied by Dave Arnett

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