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Capt Robert Smith English
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Capt Robert Smith English

Birth
Houston County, Texas, USA
Death
20 Dec 1942 (aged 22)
France
Cenotaph
Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
9270869 View Source

Served with the 91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron as pilot of U.S. Army Air Corps B-17F Flying Fortress #41-24452. Shot and died at the controls of the bomber.

The remaining crew parachuted out and became prisoners of war. Two crewmembers, T/Sgt. Allen W. Haynes and Sgt. Steve Stefula, would later die of wounds while in captivity.

His name is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Suggested edit: Please update this soldier's Army Service Numbers (ASN, aka "serial number") in the bio information section. It is not necessary to credit my name; just reporting the facts.
Officer Service No: O-438025

Capt. English was the first casualty from Houston County serving in World War II.

Served with the 91st Bomb Group, 401st Bomb Squadron as pilot of U.S. Army Air Corps B-17F Flying Fortress #41-24452. Shot and died at the controls of the bomber.

The remaining crew parachuted out and became prisoners of war. Two crewmembers, T/Sgt. Allen W. Haynes and Sgt. Steve Stefula, would later die of wounds while in captivity.

His name is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Suggested edit: Please update this soldier's Army Service Numbers (ASN, aka "serial number") in the bio information section. It is not necessary to credit my name; just reporting the facts.
Officer Service No: O-438025

Capt. English was the first casualty from Houston County serving in World War II.


Inscription

s/o Nannie Smith & W.R. English; Buried near Paris, France

Gravesite Details

In Memory of AAF B-17 pilot - Killed in action over Amiens, France - First Casualty WWII from Houston County, Texas, - (Gravesight never found)


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