1928 - Alderson High School - 1968



It Seems Like Another Life

Jim Arnold, Author - Robert Black - Contributor

Bobby Black graduated from Alderson HS in 1941. In 1942 he found himself in the Army Air Force training to become a Radio Operator/Gunner. In 1943 he was assigned to Lt. Clarke Johnson's crew on a B-17 in the 349th Bomb Squadron in the 100th Bomb Group of the US 8th Army Air Force. Their first mission from Thorpe Abbotts airfield was to Berlin. After a savage attack from Luftwaffe fighters, their bomber went down before reaching the target. Sgt. Black and 2 other crew members made it out and parachuted to safety. Bobby spent the next 360 days as a kriegie in Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft IV, Stalag XIIId and Stalag VIIb before being liberated by elements of General Patton's 3rd Army.

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