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Robert W. York Crew
416th BG - 671st BS - 9th AF
L to R: Lewis A. Ashton (G), Robert W. York (P), Harley J. Wilds (G)
This crew was shot down on 29 Sept 1944. York was KIA, the gunners were POW.



  • Lewis Ashton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Aerial Gunner

  • Harley Wilds

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner

  • Robert York

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot


  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...


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13 April 2021 01:49:56 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations