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Robert E Dames


Robert E. Dames, Killed in Action, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross posthumously for extraordinary achievement while serving as Ball Turret Gunner of a B-17 airplane on a number of combat bombardment missions over Germany and German-occupied countries from 11 June 1944 to 5 September 1944. Staff Sgt. Dames was from St. Louis, Missouri.


Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron


  • 36-149

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The initial flight of the aircraft took place on 2-Dec-36, but with Stan Umstead, five days later nosed over during landed but was not too badly damaged. Delivered 49BS/2BG Langley 1-Mar-37; 4000 Base Unit Wright Fd 1938; transferred 19BG March Fd, Oct...


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General Order 320 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Major General Williams, dated 11 September 1944.