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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1921 1
Wisconsin 1
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So, you want to be a pilot?
So, you want to be a pilot?
First chance you get during pilot training, go into town to the local photo studio and get all gussied up for the folks back home...
Shiny pilot wings
Shiny pilot wings
Home on leave prior to shipping to England
The "Hotshot"
The "Hotshot"
Steely-eyed defender of democracy
Squadron roster photo
Squadron roster photo
Taken following assignment to the 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd FG at Metfield, England.
Just in case...
Just in case...
Photo taken for inclusion in Geurtz's escape kit. Should he be forced down behind enemy lines, the photo would be used in a forged passport or other identification papers.
All in a row
All in a row
Pilots of the 352nd Fighter Squadron pose in front of one of their P-47s at Metfield. Geurtz is standing at far left.
A night on the town...
A night on the town...
Probably shot somewhere in London, Geurtz (L) and a squadron mate share a night club table with a couple of local girls.
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Geurtz flew this aircraft on the 14 October 1943 mission providing penetrat
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Geurtz's assigned aircraft for the 11 April 1944 mission - he suffered a bl
14 October 1943
14 October 1943
Another view of Geurtz's aircraft following his "harassment" by an enemy fighter during a bomber escort mission.
14 October 1943
14 October 1943
Another view of Geurtz's crippled fighter after landing.
Holes? What holes?
Holes? What holes?
Detail view showing one of the holes through the propeller blade as a result of combat with an Me-109 on 14 October 1943.
A dubious souvenir
A dubious souvenir
A bent propeller tip - with evidence of a hole from an enemy round - taken from Geurtz's aircraft following his one-wheel landing.
22 April 1944
22 April 1944
Another view of Geurtz's blown tire incident; the aircraft was subsequently written off (Category "E").
Seasoned veteran
Seasoned veteran
Taken at Raydon, shortly before Geurtz's return to the States.
Replacement Training Unit
Replacement Training Unit
Geurtz served as an instructor for pilots training in the P-47 following his return - possibly based at the Republic factory at Farmingdale, Long Island.
10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1950s
10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 1950s
Geurtz made a career of the Air Force. He is seen here with a Douglas A-26 (later re-designated B-26) Invader, probably taken at Spangdahlem, West Germany.

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Person:
Robert P Geurtz 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1921 1
Wisconsin 1
Residence:
Place: Langlade County, Wisconsin 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
27 Jan 1942 1
1 April 1944:
Ludwigshaven, Germany 2
1 December 1943:
Solingen, Germany 2
10 April 1944:
Brussels, belgium 2
10 February 1944:
Brunswick, Germany 2
11 April 1944:
Posen, Germany 2
11 February 1944:
Frankfurt, Germany 2
11 January 1944:
Braunschwig, Germany 2
11 November 1943:
Munster, Germany 2
12 April 1944:
Zwickau, Germany 2
12 August 1943:
Eccloo, Belgium 2
12 May 1944:
Zwickau, Germany 2
13 April 1944:
Augsburg, Germany 2
13 March 1944:
31 Dec 1969 2
13 November 1943:
Bremen, Germany 2
14 February 1944:
31 Dec 1969 2
14 January 1944:
Area "E" 2
14 October 1943:
Schweinfurt, Germany 2
16 March 1944:
Fredrichshafen, Germany 2
17 August 1943:
Diest, Belgium 2
17 August 1943:
31 Dec 1969 2
17 March 1944:
Soesterberg, Holland 2
18 April 1944:
Berlin, Germany 2
18 August 1943:
Dutch coast 2
18 March 1944:
Fredrichshafen, Germany 2
18 October 1943:
Duren, Germany 2
19 April 1944:
Gutersloh, Germany 2
20 April 1944:
Pas de Calais, France 2
20 March 1944:
Frankfurt, Germany 2
20 October 1943:
Duren, Germany 2
21 January 1944:
Area "E" 2
22 April 1944:
(abort) 2
22 February 1944:
Gotha, Germany 2
22 September 1943:
Lille, France 2
22 September 1943:
Rennes, France 2
24 December 1943:
Pas de Calais, France 2
24 February 1944:
Hoxter, Germany 2
24 January 1944:
Frankfurt, Germany 2
27 March 1944:
Chartres, France 2
29 March 1944:
Brunswick, Germany 2
3 February 1944:
Wilhelmshaven, Germany 2
3 September 1943:
31 Dec 1969 2
30 December 1943:
Ludwigshaven, Germany 2
30 January 1944:
Brunswick, Germany 2
31 December 1943:
Bordeaux, France 2
4 December 1943:
31 Dec 1969 2
4 February 1944:
Frankfurt, Germany 2
4 January 1944:
Munster, Germany 2
4 March 1944:
Berlin, Germany 2
5 April 1944:
31 Dec 1969 2
5 December 1943:
Paris, France 2
5 February 1944:
31 Dec 1969 2
6 February 1944:
31 Dec 1969 2
6 March 1944:
Berlin, Germany 2
6 September 1943:
Chamoville, France 2
7 January 1944:
Ludwigshaven, Germany 2
7 May 1944:
Osnabruck, Germany 2
7 September 1943:
Brussels, Belgium 2
8 April 1944:
31 Dec 1969 2
8 March 1944:
Berlin, Germany 2
8 May 1944:
Berlin, Germany 2
8 May 1944:
Cherbourg, France 2
8 October 1943:
Bremen, Germany 2
9 April 1944:
Gdynia, Poland 2
9 August 1943:
Abbeville, France 2
9 March 1944:
Brandenburg, Germany 2
9 May 1944:
Laon/Courvon airfields, France 2
Army Air Forces:
Pilot, 352nd Ftr Sq, 353rd FG 2
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
16056043 1
Enlistment Place:
Green Bay Wisconsin 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0212 1
Film Reel Number: 2.69 1

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