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SSgt Robert R Bennett, Jr
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Birth: 1923
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1944, Germany

Son of Robert R. Bennett, Sr. who resided in Baltimore, Maryland.

Robert served as a Staff Sergeant & Ball Turret Gunner on B-17G #42-38138, 560th Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 9, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Married.

Robert was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 suffered a mid-air collision with an enemy aircraft near Plumhof, North of Hanover, Germany during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 33549283


Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-38138:

Bennett, Robert R, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Maryland
Hiden, Philip W, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Virginia
Lentz, William W, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, North Carolina
Miller, Michael ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Pennsylvania

The rest of the crew became POW's.

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

Family links: 
  Robert R Bennett (1902 - 1964)
  Glenna R Bennett (1904 - 1980)
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Plot: B Row 32 Grave 52
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56357089
SSgt Robert R Bennett, Jr
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SSgt Robert R Bennett, Jr
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015
Awarded the Air Medal !
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Apr. 11, 2013

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