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Robert Frank Eaglehouse

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42-102432, 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...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102432 Tiny Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Molesworth 12/4/44; Missing in Action Handorf, Ger 15/8/44 with Harry Cook, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Slight (shot in air), Waist gunner: Jesse...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA 22 April 1923
Enlisted Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA 19 April 1943
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 15 August 1944 – 9 June 1945
Died Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA 30 April 2009

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2021 01:45:44 Trey E. N. Changes to events
Sources

Orbituary: https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/19292926/ROBERT-F-EAGLEHOUSE/wall
Enlistment: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&tf=F&q=Robe...
P.O.W.: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 13:42:12 Trey E. N. Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, awards and events
Sources

POW Medal https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/353109
Purple Heart https://www.thepurpleheart.com/roll-of-honor/profile/default?rID=b5abb8c...
Crash Report 15/08/1944 http://aircrewremembered.com/cook-harry.html?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=9066de1...

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2021 18:13:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8438 / MACR 8438, Roster / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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