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Robert Alban McCauley

Military

Flew 32 missions (227:30 combat hours), volunteered to do the Aphrodite mission and bailed out (30 Oct 1944).

Service

People

  • Glen Barnes

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Flew the B-17 'Fourth Term' Also flew an Aphrodite mission (30 Oct 1944) which finished his tour. Helped in testing the nuclear bomb and lined up ships for targets. Was in Operation 'Crosswinds' operation. DFC;Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; others

  • Walton Bass

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 388th Bomb Group

  • Andrew Huneycutt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Replaced Sergeant Leonard A Milanowski as waist gunner (right).

  • Warren Jennings

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Richard Lindahl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (as a drone pilot) on a mission to Heligoland, Germany, with pilot Lt Richard Lindahl killed by static line incorrectly attached bailing out & Lt D. Salles on 11 September 1944.Killed in Action.

  • Elton Matthews

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Leonard Milanowski

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Michael Sergakis

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Sypin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group

  • William Wood

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106989 "Miss Adventure"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/1/44; MacDill 14/2/44; Grenier 24/2/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG [Y] Knettishall 28/2/44; on mission to Liege 25/5/44 with Tracy Breed, Co-pilot: Don Duclos, Navigator: Harry Kroneberger, Bombardier: Charles Larsen, Flight engineer...

  • 42-30066 'Mugwump' aka 'Rum Boogie II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Gore 14/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 16/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-X] Andrews Fd 2/6/43; RUM BOOGIE II; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-U] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; as war weary F...

  • 42-31769 'Cock of the Walk'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/12/43; Gr Island 22/12/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [D] Knettishall 19/2/44; after 36 mission transferred 15AF 6/9/44; Salvaged 6/11/45. COCK OF THE WALK.

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

  • 8th Air Force 252

    8 March 1944
    The VKF ballbearing factory at Berlin/Erkner is the primary target for 623 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. Fighter opposition and anti-aircraft fire are intense. There are so many formation attacking that some divert to other...

  • 8th Air Force 259

    15 March 1944
    The industrial areas of the secondary target of Brunswick, Germany. A combined force of 344 heavy bombers from 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 262

    16 March 1944
    The two primary targets for this mission are: the industrial areas of Augsburg, Germany and Friedrichshafen, Germany. A combined force of 720 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The bomber gunners of the combined despatch...

  • 8th Air Force 264

    18 March 1944
    The German aircraft industries and aie depots are the main objectives of this mission. A combined total of 738 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Oberpfaffenhofen and...

  • 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...

  • 8th Air Force 280

    26 March 1944
    9 V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise, France area and 7 V-Weapon sites in the Cherbourg, France area are the targets of this mission. A combined force of 573 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 283

    28 March 1944
    A force of 450 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions is despatched to bomb the German E-Boat pens at Ijmuiden, Holland and German airfields in France. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 287

    1 April 1944
    The industrial areas of Ludwigshafen was the traget for this mission, but the mission was frustrated by heavy cloud cover and navigational errors that resulted in the mission going haywire. 3rd Air Division and 2nd Air Division despatch heavy bombers....

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1923

Born in the Stetson Hospital in Philadelphia.

Died Anacortes WA February 2021

Revisions

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24 February 2021 18:56:03 Darley Changes to awards
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22 February 2021 14:17:55 Darley Changes to events
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Family

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22 February 2021 14:10:54 Darley Changes to nickname and awards
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21 February 2021 20:07:53 Darley Changes to role and person associations
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21 February 2021 20:00:06 Darley Changes to person associations
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21 February 2021 19:56:09 Darley Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
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21 February 2021 13:31:37 Darley Changes to person associations
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21 February 2021 00:15:13 Darley Changes to aircraft associations
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20 February 2021 23:52:38 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 23:44:43 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 23:36:47 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 22:08:45 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 22:03:28 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 21:59:37 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 21:54:19 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 21:51:33 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 21:25:42 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 21:23:02 Darley Changes to biography
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Flight records

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20 February 2021 21:21:34 Darley Changes to events
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Family record

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20 February 2021 20:21:16 Darley Changes to biography
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20 February 2021 20:19:21 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 20:15:50 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 20:13:02 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 20:10:00 Darley Changes to mission associations
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20 February 2021 16:24:00 Darley Changes to person associations
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My father had great respect for Elton.

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20 February 2021 14:56:22 Darley Changes to unit associations
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20 February 2021 14:45:04 Darley Changes to middlename and awards
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Family

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27 September 2014 18:22:57 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Malloy, Donald

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