Robert O Collum

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Name: Robert O Collum

First Name(s): Robert O
Last Name: Collum

Place of birth: Alabama,

Rank: Pfc
ASN: 34332320
Company:
Unit: 174th FAB

Reported as: DNB
Date of incident: 04-03-1945
Place of incident: Manderfeld

His story: On the return from a direct fire mission, while negotiating an icy stretch of road about 1,000 yards east of Manderfeld, Belgium, the gun driven by Tec4 Donald R. Schoewe skidded on the ice, and before the gun crew could jump to safety it slipped off the road and rolled down an embankment.
Cpl John H. French, Pfc Clarence Jackson, Pfc James W. Akins and Pfc Robert O. Collum were killed instantly.
S/Sgt Richard W. Sudbrink and Tec5 Elmer L. Lehmkuhl were injured and had to be evacuated to the hospital.

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