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Robert Vernon Atkinson

Military

Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew report #4349.

POW

Service

People

  • William Bice

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372, BOOBY TRAP. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR #4349. POW

  • Robert Congdon

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372, BOOBY TRAP. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ralph Haley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Phillip Bennett crew. 18 x combat missions. Shot down 24-Apr-44 in B-17 42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4349 ...

  • Leslie Jackson

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Luther Kelley

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #4349. POW

  • Tommy Lott

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #4349 He flew two combat missions. POW

  • Donald Masterson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #4349 POW

  • Joseph McLimans

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4297372. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #4349 POW

  • Richard Patefield

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97372, BOOBY TRAP. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR #4349. POW/KIA

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97372 BOOBY TRAP

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44 with Ralph Haley, Co-pilot: Bill Bice, Bombardier: Don Masterson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Missions

  • 315

    24 April 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alabama, USA 14 May 1924
Prisoner of War (POW) Austria 24 April 1944 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Enlisted Tennessee, USA 26 September 1945

Second Enlistment, Post-War.
Residence: Morgan County, Alabama
Private, Air Corps

Died Alabama, USA 26 December 1972

Burial: Roselawn Gardens Of Memory
Decatur
Morgan County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Garden 3/Lot 211-2

Assigned

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, William L. Bice Crew. One combat mission.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 21:00:03 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com
National Enlisted Data Base
Find A Grave

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4349 / MACR 4349, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=a... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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