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Ensminger Robert E.

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B-17 42-97137

Name:
Robert E. Ensminger
Rank:
Captain
Serial Number:
O-390100
Unit:
751st Bomber Squadron, 457th Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-04-20
State:
Indiana
Cemetery:
Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Me
Plot:
B
Row:
23
Grave:
8
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

Cpt Robert E. Ensminger, co-pilot of the B-17 42-97137 “Silver Queen”, took off from station 130 in Glatton, Cambridgeshire, UK on a bombing mission over the V1 site of Gorenflos. The plane was hit by flak between the belly turret and radio station. It crashed at 1850, killing all but two crew members.