Bob was one of the outstanding heroes of the
Eighth Air Force and one of the most decorated. Besides
the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Stars, Many
Distinguished Flying Crosses and innumerable Air Medals, he
was cited by several governments. He was shot down
three times and managed to evade capture. Once he went
east and ended up in Russia, where he had dinner with
the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Averell Harriman. He
completed two tours - fifty missions and was starting on
a third when the war ended. Because of his good nature
and concern for his men, he was one of the
most popular officers in the 100th Bomb Group.
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