Robert Louis Duncan



Orangeburg, South Carolina

Son of Spurgeon E. Duncan and Annie Spahr Duncan

Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant

335th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group


Mar 3, 1945

Killed in Action - Germany

Memorial Park Cemetery, Orangeburg; also memorialized at Jefferson Baracks National Cemetery


Additional Information

MACR # 12889-44-102450:
Group: 95th
Squadron: 335th
Aircraft Type/Model: B-17G
Aircraft Serial Number: 42-102450

On March 15, 1945, 2nd Lt. Duncan piloted a plane destined for Brunswick, Germany.  The aircraft was involved in a midair collision a few minutes after bombs away.  It is believed the aircraft was caught in prop wash and drifted over to the left where the tail hit the right wing of another aircraft.  The plane rolled down and was seen to explode when it hit the ground.

List of Crew:
Pilot     Duncan, Robert L.   2nd Lt.   MIA
C.P       Harvey, Thomas J.     2nd Lt.    MIA
Nvgtr    Koledy, Rudolph W.    2nd Lt.    MIA
N.G       McKerran, Elbert R.     Sgt.       MIA
TTG      Bohlender, Chester F.  Sgt.       MIA
ROG     Peter, Edwin C.           Sgt.       MIA
BTG      Carr, John C.             Sgt.       MIA
WG       Wirth, Harvey             Sgt.       MIA
TG        Lelly, Courtney           Sgt.       MIA

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Sign of the Times – Vignette written by Kelly Durham for The Echo