Robert E L “Cowboy” Thompson

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Name: Robert E L “Cowboy” Thompson

First Name(s): Robert E L “Cowboy”
Last Name: Thompson

Place of birth: Kentucky,

Rank: S/Sgt Radio Operator
ASN: 15170448
Company: 96th T Car Sqdrn
Unit: 440th Troop Carrier Grp 9th USAAF

Reported as: MIA ► POW
Date of incident: 27-12-1944
Place of incident: Chenogne area

His story: On December 27, 1944, Foster crew took off with Douglas SKYTRAIN C-47A-75-DL, #42-100910 from the airstrip at Châteaudun, France.
Just before going into the Landing Zone (LZ) 1 Lt Ernest Foster’s airplane was hit bij FLAK and crashed. There is stated that 2 crewmembers managed to bail out of the airplane because one saw 2 parachutes coming out of the latter plane.
S/Sgt Robert Thompson was taken POW and imprisoned in Dulag Luft, near Oberursel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
MACR11314
Operation: REPULSE
Destination: Bastogne, Belgium
Mission: Glider Tow

Unit history of 440th Troop Carrier Group

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