A WW2 veteran lived up the street where I grew up.
His name was Floyd Robertson.
He told me stories about flying the B-17 in the Pacific.
One story was about a reconnaissance mission against Truk.
He indicated that the previous two B-17s sent on that mission did not return.
I have been unable to find any information that matches his description.
What I did find was a B-17 reconnaissance mission out of Midway against Wake
that matched some of his description:
"FRIDAY, 31 JULY 1942
1 B-17, from Midway Island, flies photo reconnaissance of Wake Island. The B-17 is Intercepted by 6 fighters; in the ensuing fight US gunners claim 4 fighters destroyed."
Does anyone have any information about a B-17 reconaissance mission piloted by Floyd Robertson?
Information about veterans of the Second World War in the Pacific, including friends and family.
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