1/Lt. Robert L. Sill


(Robert M. Littlefield)

1/Lt. Robert L. Sill

38th FS - 23 September 1944 - 20 February 1945 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51K 44-11370

Mission History

46 missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
324 20 February 1945 Railroad Rodeo – Nürnberg Area
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes

ASN - O-753253
23 September 1944 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
December 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
04 December 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
January 1945 - Awarded a 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
January 1945 - Awarded a 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
20 February 1945 - Killed in Action
MACR No. 12540

2/Lt. Dudley M. Amoss  reported: "I was flying in the vicinity just west of Nuremberg, escorting Lt. Koenig to friendly lines, when I heard Lt. Sill call on his radio. He said that he had been hit and his oil pressure was zero.  He said he was going to bail out.  As I did not know his exact position, I could not help him at all.""

Lt. Sill had been hit by flak on a fighter sweep to Nuremberg, Germany.  German J 3023 reported a P-51, crashed and burned, pilot, 1/Lt. Robert L. Sill, dead.  He is now buried at Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble

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