1/Lt. Robert M. Littlefield


(Robert M. Littlefield)

1/Lt. Robert M. Littlefield

38th FS - 23 April 1944 - 13 August 1944 (Evaded)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-13577
P-51 "Mary Jane"

Mission History

45 missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
87 30 April 1944 Tours (Yellow 2)
91 09 May 1944 Thionville (Blue 2)
93 12 May 1944 Brux (Red 2)
94 13 May 1944 Posen (White 2)
97 21 May 1944 Ranger Operation Chattanooga No. 1 (White 2)
(1 Loco shared, 1 Freight Car damaged, 1 Tug Boat damaged, 1 High Tension Tower destroyed)
100 24 May 1944 Berlin (Blue 4)
101 25 May 1944 Liege (Spare)
102 27 May 1944 Mannheim (White 2)
103 28 May 1944 Weissenfels/Leipzig (White 2)
110 05 June 1944 Eve of D-Day, Area Patrol (Spare)
  06 June 1944 (Mission 3) D-Day, Area Patrol (Yellow 4)
  07 June 1944 (Mission 5) D-Day, Area Patrol (White 4)
  07 June 1944 (Mission 6) D-Day, Area Patrol (Yellow 2)
  08 June 1944 (Mission 8) D-Day, Area Patrol (White 4)
  08 June 1944 (Mission 9) D-Day, Area Patrol (Spare)
  08 June 1944 (Mission 10) D-Day, Area Patrol (Spare)
  10 June 1944 (Mission 11) D-Day, Area Patrol (Yellow 2)
146 11 June 1944 Tours (Spare)
147 11 June 1944 Railroad Targets - France (Red 4) (Returned early at 1545)
150 13 June 1944 La Possonnière Bridge (Yellow 2)
153 16 June 1944 Arras and St. Pol (Yellow 2)
154 17 June 1944 Bridge at Peronne (White 4)
156 18 June 1944 Pontivy (White 3)
157 19 June 1944 Bordeaux (Yellow 3)
158 19 June 1944 Area Support - Pas De Calais (Yellow 3)
159 20 June 1944 Hamburg (Spare)
160 21 June 1944 Berlin (Spare)
162 23 June 1944 Sens (White 3)
167 28 June 1944 Saarbrucken (Red 4)
168 29 June 1944 Oscherleben (Yellow 4)
170 30 June 1944 French Railroad Targets (Blue 4)
171 01 July 1944 Troyes and Chaumont (White 4)
172 04 July 1944 Gien (White 4)
173 04 July 1944 Strafing – ‘Railroad Rodeo’ (White 4)
175 06 July 1944 MEW Control (White 3)
176 06 July 1944 Bridges Escort (White 2)
177 07 July 1944 Bernburg (White 4) (Returned early at 0717)
178 08 July 1944 Sens Area (White 4)
183 14 July 1944 Peronne/Montdidier Airfields and Droopsnoot Bombing (Red 4)
186 20 July 1944 Leipzig (Blue 2)
187 21 July 1944 Kempton (Red 4)
188 24 July 1944 Bomber Support – St. Lo Area (Red 4)
189 25 July 1944 Evereux (Yellow 4) (Returned early)
190 28 July 1944 Merseburg (Spare)
192 30 July 1944 Fighter Sweep France (White 4)
195 03 August 1944 Mulhouse (Spare)
196 04 August 1944 Rostock (Red 3)
198 06 August 1944 Gdynia (Red 3)
199 07 August 1944 Escort - Paris (Yellow 2)
200 08 August 1944 Romilly (White 4)
201 09 August 1944 Fürth/Nürnberg (Blue 3)
202 10 August 1944 St. Florentin and Sens (Spare)
203 10 August 1944 Rail-roads - Châlons-sur-Marne , France (White 2)
204 11 August 1944 Strasbourg (Spare)
206 12 August 1944 Escort - France (Yellow 3)
208 12 August 1944 Railroad Rodeo – Brussels, Belgium (White 3)
209 13 August 1944 Railroad Rodeo – Rouen, France (White 3)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes

Born in San Francisco, California, 19th March 1922
ASN - O-758017
23 April 1944 - Assigned to 38th FS
21 May 1944 - Crash landed at Old Buckenham Airdrome, England.  Left engine, landing gear, and flap system shot out by flak.
June 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal
July 1944 - Awarded the Purple Heart
July 1944 - Awarded two Oak leaf Clusters to the Air Medal
02 August 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
13 August 1944 - Missing in Action
September 1944 - Oak Leaf Cluster to the Purple Heart
MACR No. 07767
Crew Chief was S/Sgt. Vernon E. Rudd

Awards
Memories Lt. Robert M. Littlefield titles his story "The Bridge at Barentin" - Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble
   

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