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Harold M Robinson

Military

RWG, Clore crew. Original member of the Winter, D crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally buried in the Cambridge AMC.

Credited with 1 German fighter damaged on 3 September 1943 to Romilly-Sur-Seine, France.
Credited with 1 German fighter destroyed on 8 October 1943 to Bremen, Germany.

Service

People

  • Salvatore Bozzette

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. T/Sgt Bozzette was a former ground crew member who took gunnery...

  • Cecil Clore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Clore crew. "B" Flight Commander. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally buried with the entire crew at Cambridge...

  • Marvin Dille

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Clore crew. Original crew member. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally buried in the Cambridge AMC. ...

  • Hamed Howard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Muslim-American. Son of Syrian immigrants. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. ...

  • Richard Ingmire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Buried in the Cambridge AMC. Original member of the Clore crew. Indiana

  • John Newell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Original member of the Clore crew. Possibly on his 25th mission....

  • Richard Streicher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally a member of the Winter, D crew with approximately 12 missions....

  • Walter Trainer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. T/Sgt Trainer was a former ground crew member who took gunnery training on...

  • Ralph Waldman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Clore crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Formerly from the 534th BS. Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed shortly after TO near Hedingham on mission #56 to Kiel, Germany in B-17G #42-31278 'Mix Master'. Originally buried in the Cambridge AMC. ...

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31278 Mix Master

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/10/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Memphis 5/11/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 20/12/43; crashed on take off 2m Kiel 4/1/44 with Cecil Clore, Co-pilot: John Newell, Navigator: Ralph Waldman, Bombardier: Marvin Dille, Flight...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 90

    3 September 1943
    German airfields in France and the Caudron-Renault works at Paris are the targets for this mission. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (14); 351BG (19); 381BG (22); 92BG (19); 305BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

Events

Event Location Date
Died 4 January 1944
Buried 6 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2018 02:09:59 ARowe95 Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
04 December 2017 01:14:31 ARowe95 Changes to biography, awards, place associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, Roll of Honor, 8th AF Losses, www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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