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Donald E Robertson

Military

Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of Notre Dame.

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50703 Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Morrill County, NE, USA 24 August 1921
Died Carleton Rode, Norfolk UK 9 February 1945
Memorialized Red Oak, MO USA

Red Oak Cemetery
Red Oak
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA

Buried

Plot C Row 3 Grave 54

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 15:08:11 usxpat Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

MACR 8911
The Liberator Men of Old Buc, Andrew S Low Jr.
American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 15:33:56 usxpat Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Feb1945O.htm

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 14:54:36 usxpat Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 70724827

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 13:09:54 usxpat Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 70724827

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, Unit History, Unit Website / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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