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Robert A Munroe


Robert Munroe enlisted in the Air Corps in April 1942 and was trained as a navigator on heavy bombers. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, he was assigned to the 390th Bomb Group/570th Bomb Squadron and sent overseas in the Spring of 1944. He flew on 35 combat missions from 18 April to 14 July 1944, 14 of them on B-17 #42-31974. His regular pilot was Charles N. Baker.



  • Charles Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Born and raised in Montana, Charles Baker was living with his parents in San Carlos, Florida in 1940. After 3 years in college, he enlisted in California in October 1941 and trained as a bomber pilot. Assigned to the 390th Bomb Group/570th Bomb...

  • Arthur Ordel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Arthur Ordel moved with his family to Virginia in the Thirties. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VA Tech) and enlisted in the Air Corps in May 1942 and as an Aviation Cadet in October of the same year....

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Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31974 Bomboogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11 January 1944; Memphis 23 Januart 1944; Savannah 24 January 1944; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 5 February 1944. Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 3July 1945; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6 July 1945;...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Event Location Date
Born Kansas, United States 11 September 1920
Lived in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States 1940
Enlisted Fort Riley, Kansas, United States 17 April 1942

as a Private in the Air Corps

Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, Kansas, United States 2003
Died Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, California, United States 17 March 2003


Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 14:02:49 ED-BB Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and place associations
NARA WWII Enlistment records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /