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Robert E O'Connor

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 "My Blonde Baby' #44-6086, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6086

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-L] Molesworth 27/5/44; Missing in Action Cologne 15/8/44 with Ollie Lawson, Co-pilot: George Kersting, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob O’Connor, Radio Operator:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 15 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2020 21:22:38 jmoore43 Changes to role
Sources

Removed redundant info from the "Role/job" field.

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2020 21:21:11 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8172 / MACR 8172, http://303rdbg.com/rost-nopq.html#N">http://303rdbg.com/rost-nopq.html#N> / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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