2LT Robert Lancaster Guy

2LT Robert Lancaster Guy

Death 2 Nov 1943 (aged 24)
East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section: D Lot: 222
Memorial ID 169374030 · View Source
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This record is a "Cenotaph" in his honor. His name and service are shown on his parent's headstone.

Robert also has a "Cenotaph" in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines.
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Robert served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-25D "Miss Ellen" #41-30039, 500th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Although this bomber was assigned to the 499th Bomber Squadron, it was on temporary loan to the 500th Bomber Squadron for this mission.

He resided in Richmond, Virginia prior to the war.

B-25D #41-30039 took off from Dobodura Airfield on a mission to bomb and strafe Rabaul. While over Rabaul they were hit by an anti-aircraft shell below the bomb bay, causing the phosphorous bombs in the bomb bay to explode, catch fire and smoke. The bomber tried to recover however they crashed & exploded near Malaguna to the west of Rabaul during the war.

Robert was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-448995

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30039:

Buffo, John A ~ Sgt, Engineer, IL
Frietas, Francis F ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, MA
Guy, Robert L ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, VA
Imperato, Edward M ~ Sgt, Gunner, NY
Krasnickas, Alfred R ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, CT

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

Please see www.pacificwrecks.com for more information on this flight.



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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 4 Sep 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 169374030
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Robert Lancaster Guy (22 Aug 1919–2 Nov 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 169374030, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .