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George Richmond Robinson

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Damaged by fighter attacks on the return from a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31299 'Junior' maintained formation until finally crashing NW of Beilen, Holland after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW).

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People

  • Garland Lloyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighter attacks on the return from a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31299 'Junior' maintained formation until finally crashing NW of Beilen, Holland after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31244

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/10/43; Gr Island 25/10/43; Wilmington 1/11/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-O] Horham 15/11/43; 15m, with F.G. Vansant, ? crew; crash landed Alfington, Sussex, UK. (10 Returned to Duty); Salvaged n/battle damaged 9/2/44.

  • 42-31299 'She's My Gal II' aka 'Junior'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Memphis 5/11/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 12/11/43; on practice mission 4/12/43 with Glenn Infield, Co-pilot: Louis Reno, Navigator: Melvin Fledeboe, Radio Operator: Chas Merrman, etg-Z.A....

  • 42-3529

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hill 23/7/43; Ephrata 4/8/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-F, then T] Horham 6/10/43;Tail gunner: Vic Walek [wia] 13/12/43; 26m, Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Francis Frantz, Co-pilot: Ray Wilson, Navigator: Chas McDonald, Flight engineer...

  • 42-37766 'Princess Pat'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/8/43; Scott 30/9/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 13/10/43; with J.W. Hargrove force landed Snetterton Heath 16/11/43; (10m), Missing in Action Munster 22/12/43 with Maurice Mangis, Co-pilot: Don Lembeke, Waist gunner: Jack...

  • 42-39924 'Tornado'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 9/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-N] Horham 12/11/43; with P.L. Huie force landed Rattlesden AFB 10/2/44, (crew OK); 52m, Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Bill Sheehan, Co-pilot: Chas Beck, Navigator: Vic...

  • 42-39989 Patches

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/10/43; Grand Island 13/11/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 15/12/43; with W. Overstreet force landed Halesworth AFB, UK (crew OK) 9/3/44; [18m] Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Ed Herman, Co-pilot: John Leathers,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 164

    24 December 1943
    This mission is directed at V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France. The attacks are made between 1330-1510hrs. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a force of 277 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 169

    30 December 1943
    The port area and oil refineries at Ludwigshaven, Germany are the target for this massive attack of 710 heavy bombers. The despatch includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG, 11 of these are effective on the mission, 3 are damaged, and the bomber...

  • 8th Air Force 178

    7 January 1944
    The industrial areas of Ludwigshaven, Germany are the primary target for this mission. The formation has three elements. The bomber gunners of the entire force claim 30-6-17 of attacking German aircraft. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 191

    24 January 1944
    The primary target of this mission was the Zukunft power station at Eschweilier, Germany. The mision was composed of 563 bombers three elements from 1BD, 2BD and 3BD. The despatch from 2BD was recalled due to weather before it could take off. Mission...

  • 8th Air Force 206

    3 February 1944
    The port area and Naval facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany was the primary target for this mission. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Bomb Divisions all participated. ...

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

  • 8th Air Force 210

    5 February 1944
    German airfield in France are the targets for this mission. All three Bomb Divisions despatch aircraft. The combined bomber gunner's claims of all three Bomb Divisions were 5-0-5 (displayed with Chateauroux element of 1BD). Summary as follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 216

    10 February 1944
    This mission is a despatch of two separate formations. One formation is a combined force of 169 B-17Fs from 3rd Bomb Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 482BG despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany....

  • 8th Air Force 226 BIG WEEK - DAY 1

    20 February 1944
    This mission is the opening salvo of the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive known officially as "Operation Argument" but remembered in 8th Air Force History as "BIG WEEK". The immediate strategic objective of this six-day operation is the degradation of...

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Swedesboro, NJ 3 October 1918
Enlisted Camden, NJ 18 July 1942
Shot Down/Captured 3 miles west of Hijken, Netherlands 6 March 1944
POW Tychowo, Poland 15 March 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV
(dates are approximate)

Died 1978
Buried Woodstock, NJ 1978

Woodstown Presbyerian Church Cemetery
Woodstown, Salem County, New Jersey, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2020 20:44:00 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/5695
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=678973&t...
http://teunispats.nl/jack-edward-gibbs-5.htm
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44025_03_00...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/107063621

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2999 / MACR 2999, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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