671st BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1Lt. Robert Walter York

Pilot,  O-750758

Killed In Action - Sep 29, 1944

671st Bombardment Squadron (L)


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      Born: 21-Aug-1919, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Entered Military Service: Date: 7-Jan-1941 At: Chicago, IL From: Cook County, Illinois
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 16003639

Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Antigo, Wisconsin

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

Lt. Robert W. York, 25, of the army air forces, was reported missing in action over Germany Sept. 29, the war deparment has infformed his father, Walter A. York, 227 E. 68th. Lt. York enlisted in the signal corps Jan 7, 1941, qualified as an air cadet March 14, 1942, and received his wings July 28, 1943. He went overseas last March and was promoted from second to first lieutenant Sept. 1.

Extracted from Newspapers.com

A/C loss Information not available. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Nickname of A/C: "Snooks"

Three planes, all from the 671st Bomb Sq (L), were knocked down, and almost simultaneously, at the target. All three were in the same flight. ... The plane piloted by Lt R.W. York with Staff Sergeants L.A. Ashton and H.J. Wilds as gunners was seen at the target, diving and losing altitude.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 9275 and Mission # 149

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 09 Nov 1944, Thu Page 14
Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) 09 Nov 1944, Thu Page 14
Headstone Application
Headstone Application
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

"Goin' Home" courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Band