Mains, Robert L., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1944-1945, M 1092, 448th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1945
First Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rochester, New York
Last Address
RAF Seething, Norfolk, England

Casualty Date
Apr 04, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Calverton National Cemetery - Calverton, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 33 SITE 453

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School714th Bombardment Group, Heavy448th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1943, M 0770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1945, M 1092, 714th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, M 1092, 448th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1944-1945, B-24 Liberator2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the pilot of B-24M "Red Bow" that was shot down by Me-262's while on a bombing mission to Wesendorf, Germany. He was killed either by enemy fire or by impact with the ground. Nine of ten crewmembers were killed with one bailing out and becoming a POW.
He was declared MIA at the time but his remains were finally recovered in 2017 and interred in Calverton Dec 2, 2017.  He is also memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten and at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY.
   
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Sources:

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=Robert+L+Mains&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1250089

http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1307294/airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-mains-r/ 

https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-margraten-m/44176-mains-robert-l 

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56301289

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72326771
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/15076

https://www.abmc.gov/node/532310#.WbhsBq3GwUM 

https://www.ancestry.com

   
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