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1Lt Robert L Mains
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1917
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1945, Germany

Son of William J. Mains & Delia Z. La Salle Mains.

Robert served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24M "Red Bow" #44-50838, 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 212 Hamilton Street, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on April 15, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Purchasing agent and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married after his enlistment.

Robert was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 was attacked by German ME 262s and crashed near Hamburg, Germany during the war. His remains were not recovered.

He was awarded and Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

He also has a "Cenotaph" in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, New York.

Service # O-680467


Airmen who perished on B-24M #44-50838:

Alexander, George S ~ 2nd Lt, Top Turret Gunner, TX
Allen, Harry J ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, MT
Daman, Charles H ~ Sgt, Bombardier, WA
Lake, Allan L ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, IL
LaRiviere, John E ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, MA
Mains, Robert L ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Merkovich, Frank S ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, WI
Van Deventer, Stuart D ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, OK
Villari, Anthony C ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, OH

Airmen who became POW's from B-24M #44-50838:

Cupp, Charles E, Jr. ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, MI

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Family links: 
  Alice Powers Dreher (1920 - 2013)
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56301289
1Lt Robert L Mains
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1Lt Robert L Mains
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1Lt Robert L Mains
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ALL GAVE SOME...SOME GAVE ALL...Rest In Eternal Peace
- Laura Phillips
 Added: May. 4, 2016

 Added: Jun. 30, 2011

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011
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