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Robert Miller Leety


Robert Leety had re-enlisted after completing 60 to 65 missions over Europe. 366th Squadron Leader, he was flying on the bomber escort mission on 15 March 1945 when he was shot down by German fighters. His P-47 Serial 42-8664 crashed near Dambach, Alsace, France and burned completely, except for the tail section. MACR 13029.


Units served with

  • 358th Fighter Group

    358th Fighter Group

    The 358th Fighter Group flew seventeen missions with the Eighth Air Force from Leiston air base. At the beginning of February 1944 the Group were transferred to the Ninth Air Force in exchange for the 357th Fighter Group. With the Ninth, the Group went...

  • 366th Fighter Squadron



  • 889

    15 March 1945


Event Location Date
Born 1924

in Pennsylvania, United States

Enlisted 25 November 1942

Wooster, Ohio

Died 15 March 1945

in the crash of his P-47 Serial 42-8664, near Dambach, Alsace, France

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

Robert Leety rests at Plot A, Row 13, Grave 61


Date Contributor Update
28 September 2018 13:14:15 ED-BB Changes to awards


Date Contributor Update
28 September 2018 13:12:14 ED-BB Changes to media associations

Associated Media

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2018 13:11:10 ED-BB Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

MACR 13029
NARA WWII Enlistment Records
ABMC website