1/Lt. James W. Roberts


(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. James W. Roberts

343rd FS   28 March 1944 - 17 August 1944 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-13612 "Oh Murder!" (D. Morris)

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
151 14 June 1944 Paris Area
214 17 August 1944 Laon (Red Leader)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Entered service from Tallahassee, Florida.
28 March 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
17 August 1944 - Killed in Action
It is not known what happened to Lt. Roberts, other than he commenced a bombing run on a railroad siding at Fourmies, France and was not seen, or heard from again.  The Germans buried Lt. Roberts at Honor Cemetery, Florennes-Jusaine on 21 August 1944.
Lt. Roberts had previously been wounded on 14th June 1944.
Lt. Roberts is now buried at Plot C, Row 17, Grave 2, in the Ardennes American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Neupre, Belgium.
MACR No.08138
Awards
Memories  
Additional Photo

Lt. Roberts' grave at the Ardennes American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Neupre, Belgium. (Paul Patist)

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