Powell, Robert Haynes, Capt
Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Last Unit
1952-1954, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
Service Years
1942 - 1954
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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Wilcoe, West Virginia
Last Address
Atlanta, Georgia

Date of Passing
Jun 22, 2016
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Last Known Activity
In WWII, he was credited with sharing in the shootdown of 2 enemy aircraft and he damaged 3 others. He was also credited with destroying 3.5 enemy aircraft on the ground plus 2 probables while strafing airfields.
   
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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School328th Fighter SquadronUS AIR FORCEUS AIR FORCE
Air Force Reserve CommandUS AIR FORCECarl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education/Air Command and Staff College (ACSC)Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
  1942-1943, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, M 1055, 328th Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, 352nd Fighter Group
  1945-1945, M 0770, Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC)
  1945-1950, Air Force Reserve Command
  1950-1951, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  1951-1952, Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education/Air Command and Staff College (ACSC)
  1952-1954, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1944 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1983-1983 Cold War Incident - Korean Air Lines Flight 007
 Colleges Attended 
West Virginia UniversityWest Virginia UniversityAir Command and Staff College
  1939-1941, West Virginia University
  1945-1947, West Virginia University
  1951-1952, Air Command and Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang4
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