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Robert Joseph Grace Collection

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Robert Joseph Grace Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Robert Joseph Grace
State of Birth:
OH
Home State:
OH
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1941-1945
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service:
411th Squadron, 373rd Fighter Group
Location of Service:
Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama; Carlstrom Field and Eglin Army Airfield, Florida; Bainbridge, Georgia; Richmond, Virginia; Millville Army Airfield, New Jersey; Woodchurch, Kent, England; Belgium; Hillsgrove Army Air Base, Rhode Island
Highest Rank:
Captain
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Veteran earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel while serving in the Reserves after WWII. He was shot down on 5/29/1944, his 11th mission, over the Ardennes Forest of Belgium. With the help of Belgian resistance members and the local population, he was able to evade capture by the Germans and make it back to safety.

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Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Book [1 item] --Typewritten document
Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] --Oral history interview
Photograph: Digital print [3 items] --Photographs
Interviewer:
Jerri Donohue
Contributor:
Jerri Donohue
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
World War II - Korean War Roundtable
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/48153
Subjects:
Grace, Robert Joseph
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cite as:
Robert Joseph Grace Collection
(AFC/2001/001/48153), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   5/20/2014

 

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