His plane was one of 313 bombers to make that raid. 30 of those bombers were lost. 13 of the lost planes came from the 100th Bomb Group.
That's one mission on one day.
Here's the information from the raid report as posted on the 100th Bomb Group website.
A/C 42-3433 "LENA" 350TH LN-WMACR #1024, Micro fiche 339
|2ND LT ROBERT P. KRAMER||P||KIA||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|2ND LT EDWARD F. CONNELLY, JR.||CP||POW||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|2ND LT HUGH S. GEIGER, JR||NAV||POW||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|2ND LT THOMAS B. CASEY, JR||BOM||POW||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|T/SGT DEAN O. TODD||TTE||POW||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|T/SGT JAMES A. WATKINS||ROG||POW||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|S/SGT DONALD M. GLAZE||BTG||KIA||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|S/SGT GEORGE A. WHITE||RWG||KIA||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|S/SGT FRED B. MOORE||LWG||POW||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
|S/SGT HARVEY F. JAMES||TG||POW||10 OCT 43||MUNSTER|
350th Sqdn. This the 3rd mission for this crew, having flown the first one 4 Oct 43. (Hanau)
SEE: "MUNSTER: The Way It Was" by Ian Hawkins p. 133, 134, 363, 352
Reply from Geiger Oct. 1990: Plane named "Leona" after wife of R. P. Kramer.
From statements in the MACR file it would appear three men were killed were unable to bail out prior to the ship entering a spin and finally exploding. Gieger (Lt Hugh E. Gieger, Jr. ) said he personally examined the dog tags and they had the appearance of being burned. Kramer (Lt Robert P. Kramer) was at the nose exit ready to jump, when he turned back for one last verification all crew members had bailed out. This gallant action cost the popular Bob Kramer his life.
German reports pinpoint the crash site and time as 1515 hours 10 Oct 1943 "at Lambeck near Wulfen, 100 meters north of Schloss Lembeck. " Interment was on 14 Oct 1943 at Catholic cemetery, Lambeck in Row #1 graves 10, 11 and 12.