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Robert J Yonch


Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #42-37985 'The Saint'. Landed in Sweden. Interned.


Units served with


  • 42-37985

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/11/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-V] Snetterton 3/12/43; Co-pilot: Curtis Mosier (Killed in Action) Regensburg 25/2/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Oscar Williamson, Co-pilot: Bill Juergens, Navigator: Sam...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Interned (INT) Poland 9 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 02:35:34 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3650 / MACR 3650; Snetterton Heath pg 90 & 130 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database