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Robert L Casperson

Military

Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, on run in to DZ, for reasons unknown, A/C went into a power dive and crashed. 23-Dec-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11024

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Louis Roberts

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, on run in to DZ, for reasons unknown, A/C went into a power dive and crashed with the loss of the crew. 23-Dec-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11024. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-92087

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, on run in to DZ, for reasons unknown, A/C went into a power dive and crashed with the loss of the crew. 23-Dec-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11024. ...

Associated Place

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Emporium, PA 15834, USA 16 July 1922

Son of Marie E [McAulay] Casperson Lauinger.

Lived in Pennsylvania, USA 1941
Enlisted Erie, PA, USA 6 October 1942
Based Greenham Common 1943 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 88TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 6640 Assenois, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne, on run in to DZ, for reasons unknown, A/C went into a power dive and crashed. 23-Dec-44. KIA. MACR 11024

Buried 6640 Assenois, Belgium 24 December 1944

Interred
Assenois cemetery
Belgium

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2017 17:06:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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