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Robert L Pelton

Military

Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #48 dated 13 July 1943, D Wofford Crew. 3 combat missions.
POW Camp: Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11). Information provided by family members of Lt D F Wofford show that he was (also?) held in Stalag Luft 3.

Service

People

  • Drewry Wofford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #48 dated 13 July 1943, as crew pilot. 4 combat missions. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-3230 'YANKEE POWERHOUSE II' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
POW Germany 17 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2015 04:29:45 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 00:14:54 bombercommand Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

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 / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=p...

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