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Robert F Brooks

Military

Shot down 24-May-44 in B-17 42-102624. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH

Service

People

  • Clarke Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24-May-44 in B-17 42-102624. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH

  • Thomas Tracy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 42-102624. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102624

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 1/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Clarke Johnson, Co-pilot: Ray Lund, Navigator: Tom Tracy, Bombardier: Willard Hahn, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • 367

    24 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1921
Enlisted Philadelphia, PA 29 March 1943
Based Thorpe Abbotts 1944 – 24 May 1944

Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Fahrenkrug, Germany 24 May 1944

Shot down 24-May-44 in B-17 42-102624. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 1946

Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2018 11:01:45 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28634278
https://www.fold3.com/record/529852053-robert-f-brooks
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763965?terms=Robert%20F%20Brooks
https://www.fold3.com/record/87269626-robert-f-brooks
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56357306/robert-f-brooks

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5170 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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