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Kylius Robert E.

Name:
Robert E. Kylius
Rank:
First Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-726043
Unit:
423rd Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
0000-00-00
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1st Lt Robert E. Kylius, bombardier of the B-17 42-5717, took off from Thurleigh in Bedfordshire, UK on a bombing mission over Saint-Nazaire’s “Flak Alley”. They were harassed by enemy fighters and flak until they crashed around noon. Kylius managed to bail out and headed for Malestroit where he was aided by local families and Resistance members to return to England.