Robert M Wagner

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Name: Robert M Wagner

First Name(s): Robert M
Last Name: Wagner

Place of birth: Ohio, Lorain Cnty, Elyria

Rank: Sgt Waist Gunner
ASN: 36883932
Company: 323rd Bomb Sqdrn
Unit: 91st Bomber Grp (H) 8th USAAF

Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 14-01-1945
Place of incident: Wincrange area (Lux)

note: Aircraft Boeing type B-17G-100-BO Fortress #43-38911 “Bull Session”;
Flew over the front lines on the way to the target, altitude approximately 20,000 feet, when aircraft B-17 Flying Fortress “Bull Session” received a direct hit by FLAK on the nose section. The nose section was blown off back as far as the pilot’s compartment. The aircraft immediately went out of control and nosed downward in a vertical dive. No smoke or flames were visible. The aircraft dropped about 10,000 feet.
One crewmember, Sgt James D “Jim” Buescher, managed to leave the aircraft by parachute.

Destination: Cologne, Germany
Mission: Bombardment
MACR11772

History of 91st Bombardment Group

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