Buckley, Robert H

Individual Personnel Data
Name Buckley, Robert H   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 19074146   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 547th Bomb Squadron Unit History, effective 27 January 1943.
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
Last Duty Date 25 June 1943
Reported missing on MACR 16357 (1.629 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands: Plot J Row 18 Grave 12
Additional Information
Killed when struck by a 20-mm round during 25 June 1943 mission.
Related Documents MACR 16357 (1.629 MB)

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
The first combat crew assigned to the squadron.
1st Lt. Smith, James WilliamPilotPOW
1st Lt. Keck, George BCo-pilotKIA
1st Lt. Taber, Robin EverettNavigatorPOW
1st Lt. Meyers, Francis Joseph, JrBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Reichwein, John JosephRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Buckley, Robert HEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Jones, Lynn TiltonBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Igou, William FredTail GunnerPOW
SGT. MacArthur, Stanley WilliamFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Pratt, David AllanFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑5850 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead.
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑5850 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. Bombed primary on wing lead. Lost altitude near coast of England, one engine out and another smoking; cr Smallbroek, The Netherlands. MACR 16357 Maj. Selden Longley McMillin was awarded the Silver Star for this action (Owens p. 197).
Sortie Report

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