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Robert Stephen Higgins

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17G #42-107058 'White Angel' 24 April 1944, Mission #315 to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

Service

People

  • Francis Barnes

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • George Beaugh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944, Charles F. Gowder Crew. 31 combat missions.

  • James Brooks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Wounded in B-17G #42-107058 on a mission to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, 24 April 1944.

  • Vincent Fazio

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17G #42-107058 on a mission to Oberfaffenhofen, Germany.

  • Charles Gowder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    2LT Charles F. Gowder, 384TH Bombardment Group, 546 Bombardment Squadron was awarded The Distinguished Service Cross for heroism on 24 April 1944. ...

  • Richard Leber

    Military | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944, Charles F. Gowder Crew. 31 combat missions.

  • Salvatore Sacco

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Wounded on B-17G #42-107058, 24 April 1944, Mission #315.

  • Willard Thompson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944, Charles F. Gowder Crew. 32 combat missions.

  • James Williamson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Staff Sergeant James E. Williamson was awarded the Silver Star for heroism on a mission to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany on 24 April 1944.

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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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107058 White Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Grenier 29/2/44; force landed Gr Island with Rich Buttorff 8/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 24/4/44; 546BS [BK-C]; detailed Hannover 5/8/44 with Frank Mead, Co-pilot: Tom Daniel, Navigator...

Missions

  • 315

    24 April 1944

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
Enlisted Lansing, MI, USA 28 July 1942

Private, Air Corps

Killed in action 24 April 1944
Buried Michigan

Burial:
Rosehill Cemetery
Eaton Rapids
Eaton County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section R - Lot 33

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 00:30:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2015 20:48:14 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5872

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80713767

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMX5-8G6

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces vol 3 pg 646, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=h...

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