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Robert W Marx

Military

Entire crew died when their plane (B24 42-50597) crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA
Died Hardwick, Norfolk UK 19 December 1944

B24 42-50597 crashed in fog during takeoff.

Buried

Plot D Row 1 Grave 8

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2015 11:53:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include information from:
American Battle Monuments Commission;
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/;
ABMC / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 15:34:05 usxpat Changes to events
Sources

to correct a date, sources already noted

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 15:32:43 usxpat Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/hardwick-roadside-cros...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Dec1944O.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / www.446bg.com/

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