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Robert H Wolff

Military

Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30064 'Wild Cargo'. Prisoner of War (POW). From July '43 to Sept. '43 flew 7 1/2 missions, spent 19+ months as Prisoner of War (POW)

POW; Air Medal; EAME Ribbon; Dist. Unit citation, WWII Victory Medal

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30061 Just-a-Snappin, Wolff Pack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/434; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43 WOLFF PACK; Returned to the USA Homestead 12/7/44; 1 BU Wright 17/7/44; 328 BU Gulfport 26/1/45; with Alvin...

  • 42-30064 Wild Cargo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 22/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-T] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action La Rochelle 16/9/43 with Bob Wolff, Co-pilot: Chas Stuart, Navigator: Larry McConnell,...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Verdes Estates, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan Poland 16 September 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2020 02:20:45 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added a connection to Stalag Luft III per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2020 23:14:24 jmoore43 Changes to awards
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Added some of the awards mentioned in the "Summary biography" section.

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2020 23:05:24 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and unit associations
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Added a connection to 8th AF. Added S/N and POW camp info from WW2 POW records at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2020 22:58:36 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001; MACR 647/ self / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 647 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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