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World War II 1
Conflict Period:
World War II 2
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1917 1
Oregon 1
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Person:
Robert B McConnell 1
Level of Education: 4 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1917 1
Oregon 1
Residence:
Place: Multnomah County, Oregon 1
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World War II 1

World War II 2

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
19 Dec 1941 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
19005436 1
Enlistment Place:
Portland Oregon 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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Forestry occupations, except logging 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0299 1
Film Reel Number: 3.21 1

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Robert Bruce McConnell

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces

Service # 0-663397

42nd Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group, Heavy

Navigator -  Aircraft: B-24D Serial Number: 42-40676

Entered the Service from: Oregon

Died: 24-Jul-43

Missing in Action / Buried at Sea

Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart

 

11th Group B-24 crews flying Midway to Wake. The B-24 "Cabin in the Sky" went down July 24, 1943 on a mission from Midway to Wake Island.  The flight was pursued by Zeros as they moved off of Wake. One Zero went out of control and passed by this aircraft and collided with the B-24's tail. The left rudder and elevator were knocked off in the collision, and the Liberator fell to crash in the ocean. 

Robert Bruce McConnell

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces

Service # 0-663397

42nd Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group, Heavy

Navigator -  Aircraft: B-24D Serial Number: 42-40676

Entered the Service from: Oregon

Died: 24-Jul-43

Missing in Action / Buried at Sea

Awards: Silver Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart

 

11th Group B-24 crews flying Midway to Wake. The B-24 "Cabin in the Sky" went down July 24, 1943 on a mission from Midway to Wake Island.  The flight was pursued by Zeros as they moved off of Wake. One Zero went out of control and passed by this aircraft and collided with the B-24's tail. The left rudder and elevator were knocked off in the collision, and the Liberator fell to crash in the ocean. 

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