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Robert John Kleifgen

Military

Loaded cameras on bombers for bombing analysis . Put cameras on the planes for the 351st BG.

Service

Units served with

  • 1st Air Division

    1st Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 1st Bomb Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (1st Bomb Division)

Associated Place

  • Brampton Grange

    Military site : non-airfield
    The First Air Division HQ was established at the Grange Hotel, Brampton and very quickly became operational on 15th June 1942 under the command of Colonel Claude E Duncan; on 19th August, Brampton was officially activated as the First Bomb Wing...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 17 December 1913
Died 10 June 1990

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2014 21:38:32 Jeff Hawley Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

1st Air Division Roster of Officers document 31 August 1945
1st Air Division archves

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2014 21:35:03 Jeff Hawley Changes to service number and role
Sources

1st Air Division Roster of Officers document 31 August 1945
1st Air Division Archives

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / relative

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