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Robert Arthur Gum

Military

B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • Donald Griffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29466 'Dark Rhapsody' crashed into Lake Belterwijde, Holland after colliding with another aircraft on a mission to Achmer airfield, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA 1922
Killed in Action (KIA) Vollenhove, Netherlands 23 March 1944

KIA when his a/c collided with another 466th BG aircraft over Holland. All on board were KIA

Enlisted 8064 Zwartsluis, Netherlands 26 March 1944

Zwartsluis Cemetery
Grave C 12

Buried 1945

Plot M Row 12 Grave 10
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2015 01:49:50 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and events
Sources

http://teunispats.nl/fr-wwii.htm

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2015 19:33:03 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations and place associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3456 / MACR 3456, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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