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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1912 1
Florida 1
Death:
Sicily 2
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Person:
Robert W Mills 1
Level of Education: Grammar school 1
Marital Status: Married 1
Birth:
1912 1
Florida 1
Death:
Sicily 2
Cause: KIA 2
Death:
05 Jul 1943 2
Death:
05 Jul 1943 2
Gerbini, Italy 2
Cause: Killed In Action 2
Death:
05 Jul 1943 2
Gerbini, Sicily 2
Cause: KIA 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Toscana, Italy 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Florence American Cemetery & Memorial 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Florence American Cemetey & Memorial, Toscana, Italy 2
Residence:
Place: Putnam County, Florida 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
12 May 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
34205020 1
Enlistment Place:
Cp Blanding Florida 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:
Unskilled occupations in manufacture of textiles, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0767 1
Film Reel Number: 1.284 1

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B-17 Tail Gunner KIA

Gerbini, Sicily

S/Sgt. Robert W. Mills was the tail gunner in the B-17F Flying Fortress (#229483) nick-named Dee Zip Zip (99th Bomb Group, 348th Squadron). Shot down during a raid on the Sicilian airfield at Gerbini on July 5, 1943.

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Pilot: 1st Lt. Albert E. Davis (O-662753) POW

Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt. Allan J. Ewoldt (O-729834) KIA

Navigator: 1st Lt. Herbert O. Perry (O-729665) POW

Bombardier: 1st Lt. Vincent E. Shank (O-729557) POW

Engineer: T/Sgt. John B. Withrow (18046617) POW

Asst. Engineer: S/Sgt. Allen B. Huckabee (37188870) Evade RTD

Radio Operator: T/Sgt. David O. Fleming (36170277) Evade RTD

Asst. Radio Operator: S/Sgt. Frank M. Esposito (12090347) KIA

Waist Gunner: Sgt. Carson E. Logan (35512314) KIA

Tail Gunner: S/Sgt. Robert W. Mills (34205020) KIA

Photographer: Sgt. Neil E. Torssell (16020988) POW Escapes RTD

MACR 240 and 386

B-17 Tail Gunner KIA

Gerbini, Sicily

S/Sgt. Robert W. Mills was the tail gunner in the B-17F Flying Fortress (#229483) nick-named Dee Zip Zip (99th Bomb Group, 348th Squadron). Shot down during a raid on the Sicilian airfield at Gerbini on July 5, 1943.

Read Allan J. Ewoldt Story

Pilot: 1st Lt. Albert E. Davis (O-662753) POW

Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt. Allan J. Ewoldt (O-729834) KIA

Navigator: 1st Lt. Herbert O. Perry (O-729665) POW

Bombardier: 1st Lt. Vincent E. Shank (O-729557) POW

Engineer: T/Sgt. John B. Withrow (18046617) POW

Asst. Engineer: S/Sgt. Allen B. Huckabee (37188870) Evade RTD

Radio Operator: T/Sgt. David O. Fleming (36170577) Evade RTD

Asst. Radio Operator: S/Sgt. Frank M. Esposito (12090347) KIA

Waist Gunner: Sgt. Carson E. Logan (35512314) KIA

Tail Gunner: S/Sgt. Robert W. Mills (34205020) KIA

Photographer: Sgt. Neil E. Torsell (16020988)

MACR 240 and 386

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