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Simpson Robert D.

Name:
Robert D. Simpson
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
O-824949
Unit:
14th Fighter Group
Date of Death:
1944-08-06
State:
MIchigan
Cemetery:
Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France
Plot:
A
Row:
8
Grave:
0
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

Pilot of the P-38 Lightening serial number 42-104235 flying for the 48th Fighter Squadron. On a mission to divebomb the aerodrome of Valance he was hit by flak near the town of Rasteau, 4km northeast of Travaillan. Attempted a belly landing at 1030 on 6 August 1944 but was unsucessful and perished in the crash.