Sgt Robert Eugene Kapp

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Sgt Robert Eugene Kapp - Gunner Returns After Completing 35 Raids on...
Gunner Returns After Completing 35 Raids on Reich Set. Robert E. Kapp, 19, ball turret gunner on the "Weary Bird a B - 17 Flying Fortress, recently spent a furlough at his home, 3102 Yale avenue. Camp Hill, after completing 35 missions over Ger many. He is now at Santa Ana, Calif. Sgt. Kapp, who wears the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters and the European Theatre Ribbon with three stars, recalls a mission over Berlin was one of the worst he ever experienced. Heavy flak hit under the left wing of his ship which the crew later found they could stick their heads and shoul ders through, and three other big holes were torn in the ship by flak. The plane landed with a flat tire when they returned to their base but no one was injured. In another raid over Merseburg, flak ripped 12 holes in his ship and the engine was shot out. His plane was forced to leave its formation formation but made a good landing at inenaiy new. At Frankfurt, he KaoD reside at the Yale avenue remembers the sky was filled with address. E. KAPP SGT. ROBERT flak during raids. His last mission was over Madegberg. His group ran into German fighters but "our fighter escort got rid of them." Overseas six months, Sgt. Kapp entered the service in July, 1943. His parents, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Whillmot E.

Clipped from Harrisburg Telegraph10 Apr 1945, TuePage 5

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)10 Apr 1945, TuePage 5
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