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Robert Campbell Simmons

Military

Member of McMullen crew
Member of the Primus Crew

Service

Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37776 Heavenly Body

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 31/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye [W8- ] 11/6/44; on routine navigation night flight 27/9/44 with Mike Primus, Co-pilot: Louis Deputy, Navigator: Rich Herman, Bombardier: Bob Simmons, Flight engineer...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Massachusetts, USA 9 July 1920
Enlisted 23 July 1942
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 16:16:08 usxpat Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 56294377
http://kingspointww2.org/simmons-robert-campbell/
http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/midlands/midlands43-37776.htm
http://forum.armyairforces.com/Heavenly-Body-4337776-m235538.aspx

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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