Linehan, Robert Earl, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Linehan, Robert Earl, Jr   
Rank Private / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 35166364   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #32 dated 1 February 1943, effective 1 February 1943.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 22 June 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium: Plot B Row 35 Grave 49
Additional Information
  • Appointed Staff Sergeant effective 15 March 1943 per 547th Bomb Squadron April 1943 Payroll Roster.
  • Ordered to attend Gunnery School at Snettisham, Norfolk, for approximately 10 days beginning on or about 30 May 1943, on SO #21 dated 30 May 1943. Students are required to bring .50 cal. Ammunition, gas mask, steel helmet, mess equipment, blankets, clothing for ten days, and draw 'PX rations' in advance.
  • Promoted from Private to Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #22 dated 1 June 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 14667 (4.152 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Disney, Frederick GuilsomePilotPOW
2nd Lt. DiThomas, Daniel RaymondCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Bredacs, Alexander Joseph, Jr, "Alex"NavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Nelson, Bernarr HoughtonBombardierMIA
S/SGT. Galloway, Maryville RayRadio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Hammond, Harold FranklinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
PVT. Linehan, Robert Earl, JrBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Kilb, Joseph JamesTail GunnerPOW
CPL. Lunkenheimer, Edward LeoFlexible GunnerTR
PVT. Knutson, James LeonardFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Ball Turret 42‑5853 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by enemy aircraft; ditched in English Channel.
Sortie Report

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