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Robert W Adkins

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Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

People

  • Robert Adkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

Locations

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

  • Carleton Rode

    Crash site

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 15:59:39 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 28676579

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 15:59:39 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 28676579

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