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Robert M Simpson


Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.


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. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8320 Bottoms Up

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 9/8/44; Long Beach 13/8/44; Grenier 27/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 30/8/44; struck 43-39056 in taxi accident at Horsching, Austria with John Hopper 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. BOTTOMS UP.

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
10 November 2019 11:44:33 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:55 AAM AAM ingest

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia