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Robert E Buck

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B-24 'Squat 'N Droppit' #41-28710 shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12 June 1944. Evaded (EVD)

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  • William Bailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    B-24 'Squat 'N Droppit' #41-28710 shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12 June 1944. Evaded (EVD)

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Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28710 "Squat 'N Droppit"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Flown by at least 13 different crews on 21 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Porcaro. Shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12-Jun-44. 8 x EVD, 1 x KIA....

Missions

  • 407

    12 June 1944
    Willie Hussong got his arm caught in the door of the lower ball turret. Palmer and Rollinger pried him out with a gun barrel. Bombed an airfield. Hussong hospitalized.

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Greenville, ME, USA 1923
Lived in Penobscot County, ME, USA 1942
Enlisted Bangor, ME, USA 2 December 1942
Shot Down/Evaded Rennes, France 12 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 17:28:24 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5803 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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