Robert E. Belliveau

"We were no sooner over the target...we were attacked by ME 109s ... coming out of the sun."


 


Video Interview


Name:
Robert E. Belliveau
Date of Birth:  10/5/21
Branch of Service:  Army Air Corps
Dates of Service:  January, 1942 to July, 1945
Location of Military Service:  Europe

 

Mr. Belliveau was a member of the 78th Fighter Group of the 84th Fighter Squadron.  He  enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and went overseas in 1943.  He went to England at a training base near the border of Wales.  He practiced on Spitfires and then P47 Thunderbolts.  He flew fighter planes that escorted bomber squadrons composed of B17 and B24 bombers over Emden, Germany.  He was involved in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.  Mr. Belliveau flew 96 missions and 304 combat hours.  He received the Distinguished Flying Cross with cluster and the Air Medal with 7 clusters.  He achieved the rank of Captain.


P-39Q Aircobra


P 47 Thunderbolt


P-38L "Lightning"


PT17 Stearman


P-51 Mustang


Spitfire

 

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