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Robert B Ward

Military

Shot down 18 March 1943 in B-24 #4123666 'Hot Freight. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Flying in the diamond position of the lead element on a mission to Vegesack, Germany shipbuilding works, the plane took frontal attacks from ME-110 as well as flak attacks. Plane went down west of Seefield. Group burial May 1952 of crew.

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23666 Hot Freight

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-1-CO 41-23666 [AG:s] was assigned to the 93BG/330BS at Hardwick, UK. on 18-Mar-43 the aircraft was despatched on a mission to bombe the port facilities at Vegesack, Germany. The aircraft sustained battle damage over the target and crashed near...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 10 June 1916
Died 18 March 1943
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri, 85 94-96

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15595, Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 91, Ted's Travelling Circus by Cal Stewart pp. 84-85

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