2Lt Robert Lancaster Guy

2Lt Robert Lancaster Guy

Death 2 Nov 1943 (aged 24)
East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, 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

Robert also has a "Cenotaph" in the Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia with his parents.
" Click Here " for that record.

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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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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56782720
  • 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. 56782720, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .