Robert W. BONHARD

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICEO-420331
AGE26 yo
DATE OF BIRTH16 September 1918 Belleville, St. Clair County, ILLINOIS
ETATILLINOIS
FAMILY

Parents : John & Louise Anna Schiermeyer BONHARD

Siblings : John H 

RANK Captain
FONCTIONCoPilot
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT NE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 
 SQUADRON100th  Troop Carrier Squadron
 GROUP 441st Troop Carrier Group
ARMY9th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH15 February 1945

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STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHDreux-Vernouillet
DATA PLAN

 Douglas C-47 - type B-10-DK - s/n 43-48956

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Mission : Night training flight of 12 planes to Caen, Laval

Take-off 12:15 am field A-41 Dreux Vernouillet (28) - Leader of the 3rd element

Crashes into a concrete pole on landing - Reduced visibility (piloting error) - 2:30 a.m.

CEMETERY TEMPORARY

 

CEMTERY TEMPORARY of Saint-André3572 

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Story of Cemetery Temporary 

 

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
A1443
DECORATION

Air Medal

World War II Victory Medal

 

am

victory medal

 

usaf 9af troopcarriercommand badge
STORY

By Normandy D Day Tours 06 06 1944

I was on tour with the little baby on this picture! Sarah is turning 75 yo and we were on the footsteps of her father Captain Robert BONHARD from the 100th Troop Carrier Squadron.

He didn't survive the crash of his C47 on February 15th, 1945...

That was the first visit of Sarah on the grave of her father in Normandy...

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Equipages du Douglas C-47 - type B-10-DK - s/n 43-48956

 

Capitaine Donald O. LARSON Pilot Dead Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer O-740221 - AM+2 - OREGON
Capitaine Robert W. BONHARD CoPilot Dead Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer O-420331 - AM - ILLINOIS
S/Sergeant Harold Samuel Jr  Mac FARLAND Radio Dead Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer 31299862 - AM+2 - 20 yo- MASSACHUSETTS
S/Sergeant   GUY Mechanic Dead Banner Elk Cem. Avery Co, NORTH CAROLINA 43608095 - 21 yo
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