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Robert L Palton

Military

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3230 'Mary Kathleen', Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Paul Carter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #48 dated 13 July 1943, D Wofford Crew. ...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3230 Yankee Powerhouse / Mary Kathleen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Drewry Wofford, Co-pilot: Bob Palton, Navigator: Malcolm McDonald, Bombardier: George Kyriakopoulous, Flight...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 17 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2021 04:28:34 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 293 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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