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Robert C Black

Military

Bombardier, Cormany crew. Member of the Manchester crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Killed in Action (KIA).

Unknown how Lt Black died. Major Ingenhutt was the last man to bail out and did not see Lt Black in the nose where he was seen prior. Buried in the Netherlands AMC. The 381st BG was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation for this mission.
Quarryville, PA

Service

People

  • William Cormany

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Cormany crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. The 381st BG was awarded the Distinguished Unit...

  • James Dwyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Cormany crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. ...

  • Edwin Frost

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    May - October 1943. Navigator, Cormany crew. 381st G, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA. The 381st BG was awarded...

  • William Ingenhutt

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Cormany crew. Squadron Commander. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. ...

  • Earl Miller

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    June - October 1943. ETTG, Cormany crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB. The 381st BG was awarded the Distinguished Unit...

  • James O'Hara

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Cormany crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. ...

  • Robert Roeder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Cormany crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. ...

  • Richard Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Cormany crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. S/Sgt Smith spent time in a field hospital then a Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB. The 381st BG was...

  • Robert Weniger

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Tail Gunner; Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner/Observer, Cormany crew. Member of the Manchester crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30684. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. The 381st BG was awarded the...

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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...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30864

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/8/43; Gore 13/8/43; Cheyenne 14/8/43; Gr Isle 31/8/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 19/9/43; Missing in Action 2m Bremen 8/10/43 with Bill Cormany, Co-pilot: Maj Bill Ingenhutt, Navigator: Edwin Frost, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • 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: ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Quarryville, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 8 October 1943
Buried

Plot M
Row 20
Grave 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2017 21:36:38 ARowe95 Changes to biography and media associations
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ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2017 10:56:48 Lucy May Changes to biography
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Brought in source from duplicate record: Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2017 04:37:23 ARowe95 Changes to biography
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ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2017 04:28:30 ARowe95 Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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ARowe95

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

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 885 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 885 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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