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SSGT Robert Henon Ammon

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SSGT Robert Henon Ammon

  • Birth 1 Jan 1920 Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 23 Jun 1944 Laon, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
  • Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
  • Plot G, 0, 4527
  • Memorial ID 279357




Parents:

Elizabeth K Henon and Justin Guy Ammon




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(INFORMATION FOUND AT WWW.B24.net ) Radio Operator Staff/Sgt Robert H Ammon was assigned to a crew for a B-24. In England they were part of the 8th Air Force, 392nd Bomb Group, 577th Squadron and flew 12 successful bombing missions including the D-Day Invasion. On their 13th mission June 23, 1944, flying Lead Plane ( With extra men in the crew),"the aircraft took a direct hit by flak in #3 engine and the bomb bay, at the target. The plane immediately went into a dive, then pulled up slightly, rolled over and went out of control. They were shot down over enemy occupied, Laon, France. (5) chutes were seen." 2 of 24 planes were lost. Ammon was one of the 4 crew members found perished at the plane. He and Lt Birnbaum and Sgt Tremlett were buried together by the French. Family requested they be returned to the US and they are buried at Woodlawn. MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #06215 AIRCRAFT: #42-95027 (NO NICKNAME) "B-PIus" 17th Mission (It was the Plane's 17th mission)

AIRCREW: WHITTEMORE (CA: GRAPER) * SQUADRON: 577th

CREW POSITIONS AND STATUS:

P (C)CAPT Graper, Melvin H. KIA
P 1/LT Whittemore, Warren T. POW
CP 2/LT Ackerman, James M. POW
N 2/LT Rich, Clarence B. EVD
B 2/LT Issenberg, Milton POW
NG/N 2/LT Birnbaum, Standford I. KIA
R/O S/S Ammon, Robert H. KIA
EnG T/S Peterson, Carl L. KIA
WG S/S Altemus, Charles V. POW
WG S/S Lampe, Maurice POW
TG S/S Tremlett, Robert S. KIA


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  • Maintained by: Sharon Rich Pohlman
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 279357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Robert Henon Ammon (1 Jan 1920–23 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 279357, citing Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Rich Pohlman (contributor 47701969) .