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James R Roberts

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Shot down 29 July 1943 in B-17 42-29700 which crashed near Schleswig. Prisoner of War (POW)

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  • Howard Avery

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 July 1943 in B-17 #42-29700 which crashed near Schleswig. Prisoner of War (POW). Original crew #8 No MACR found.

  • Thomas Cawley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 29 July 43 in B-17 42-29700 on mission to Kiel Germany.

  • Chester Conover

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on mission to Kiel, Germany in B-17 42-29700. PH

  • Robert Goldman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) - crashed on 29 July 43 in B-17 42-29700 on mission to Kiel, Germany. No MACR found.

  • Paul Gordy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War. Shot down on 29 July 43 in B-17 42-29700 on mission to Kiel, Germany. No Missing Air Crew Report has been located for this loss.

  • Paul Overbaugh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Orginal Crew #8. Shot down 29 July 1943 in B-17 42-29700 which crashed near Schleswig. Prisoner of War (POW). No MACR found

  • Robert Quaranta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed on 29 July 43 in B-17 #42-29700 on mission to Kiel, Germany. No MACR found.

  • Richard Sherrer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17 42-29700 on 29 July 1943. POW.

  • Joseph Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed on 29 July 43 while on mission to Kiel Germany in B-17 42-29700, NO MACR

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29700 JIMMIE BOY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-O] Bassingbourn 17/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 545th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [JD-E] Station 106, Grafton...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 79

    29 July 1943
    The primary targets for this mission are the port facilities at Kiel, Germany and the Heinkel aircraft factories at Warnemunde, Germany. A combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 92BG (14 these included 1 Y-B40 gunship); 305BG (19); 306BG (18);...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Assigned 15 January 1943

Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on 15 January 1943, as co-pilot of the Carrington (Model) Crew, 3 combat missions.

Prisoner of War (POW) 29 July 1943 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 15:04:45 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 205, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=r...

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