Robert D. Wagor

by Jerry Wagor
(Milford, KS)

My brother, Bob, enlisted in January 1942 and after Basic Training, Mechanics and Gunnery School, was assigned to William McCain's B-24 crew at Davis Monthan Field, Tuscon, Arizona. The crew left the United States in February 1943 for Africa and were assigned to the 514th Squadron of the 376th Heavy Bomb Group. The crew is pictured in "The Liberandos" hard copy book by James W. Walker on page 163 beside "The Blue Streak, No. 71" and the damage from an accidental frag bomb drop from a bomb group at a higher altitude. The photo information is on page 162 about the damage. Bob did not always fly with his crew because he didn't like to "sit around" he says. He volunteered for other flights and some were not accounted for in the records that were made for the flights due to a loss of records at a later date. He says that he flew 37 missions during his tour in Libya. During one flight, his top turret was hit by a round and plexiglass particles hit his face. He would not go to the medical section as he thought they might restrict him from flying for awhile. He says that Wm. McCain, his pilot, was exceptional and got them out of bad situations many times.

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Three Crawford Brothers

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The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

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I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle

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Lost Airmen