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Robert Bradford Spencer

Military

Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2082.

Awards: DFC, AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Gerard Bergeron

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2082 ...

  • Arch Dennen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2082 Awards: PH.

  • John Dorton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / Gunner | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2082. ...

  • Richard Faith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • Dayton Mitstifer

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2082. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-34947 'Lady Luck'

    B-26 Marauder
    554BS, 386BG, 9AF "Lady Luck". Lost 10-Feb-44 when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR 2082. ...

Associated Place

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bosque County, TX 20 February 1919

Son of Fennie Ray and Cleve [Alexander] Spencer.

Enlisted Dallas, TX 23 January 1941

Dallas, Texas

Based Polebrook 1943 – 10 February 1944

Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF.

Baled out POW East of berck sur mer, France 10 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2082

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 10 February 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died 5 October 1968

Killed in a small plane crash while flying as a cross-country high line inspector pilot.

Buried IOOF Cemetery, Hunnewel,l MO 10 October 1968

IOOF Cemetery
Hunnewell,
Shelby County, MO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2020 10:39:08 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/625375448
https://www.fold3.com/record/90195885-robert-b-spencer
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/150205
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134442443/robert-bradford-spencer

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2020 23:35:55 Tanks Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 2082

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