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Robert Joseph Grace Collection

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Robert Joseph Grace Collection

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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
Military 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
Service Related Injury
Yes
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
Contributor:
Robert Joseph Grace
Contributor:
Jerri Donohue
Contributor:
Jerri Donohue
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
World War II - Korean War Roundtable
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.48153
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/loc.natlib.afc2001001.48153), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 9/25/2013
 

 

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