2Lt. John C. Robertson, ASN O-677573

B-24 Pilot

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 493rd Bombardment Squadron

Air Medal

KILLED IN ACTION - 24 May 44

(Image Courtesy of Bob Bertram)


2nd Lt Robertson was a co-pilot with the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. On May 24, 1944 they were landing in B-24J #43 at the Pandaveswar airbase in India from a local training flight when they encountered very strong cross winds close to the ground. The crew struggled to keep to plane under control but were unable to maintain altitude and crashed. The pilot and co-pilot were killed, the other two men aboard were seriously injured.

Lt. Robertson's Find-A-Grave.com Memorial

493rd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel

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