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Robert G Altman

Military

Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Prisoner of War (POW). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487.

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Bernard Senart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96182 'Miss Furie'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 64 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Virginia, IL 62691, USA 18 October 1922

Son of Carl and Gertrude [Turner] Altman.

Lived in Sangamon County, IL, USA 1941
Enlisted Peoria, IL, USA 10 November 1942
Based Rivenhall 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down 54531 Eckfeld, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. POW. 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Buried Pleasant Plains, IL 62677, USA November 2010

Pleasant Plains Cemetery
Pleasant Plains
Sangamon County
Illinois
USA

Died Springfield, IL, USA 23 November 2010

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2017 19:40:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/283628240_robert_g%20altman/details/
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
https://www.fold3.com/image/46701970
https://www.fold3.com/page/84475965_robert_g%20altman/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62187886

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