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Budway, Sgt. Robert T.

Last updated on November 28, 2020

Sgt. Robert T. Budway 
Born: 15 December 1914 – Rochester, New York
Parents: Gilbert J. Budway and Sarah Katherine Smith-Budway
Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister
Home: 7329 West Madison Street – Forest Park, Illinois 
– Grant-White School, Forest Park
– Proviso Township High School
– Class of 1934
– left before class graduated
– transferred to another school
– The University of Illinois
– left after two years
Married: Mary
Selective Service: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Catherine Budway – mother
– student at the University of Illinois
– 5 June 1942
– U. S. Army Air Corps
Serial Number: 16096502
– Unknown Location
– gunner
Unit: 31st Bombardment Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force
– B-24 Liberator Bomber
– Henderson Field, Hawaii
– Guadalcanal
– Northern Solomon Islands
– 27 October 1943 – 12 November 1943
Rabaul, New Guinea
– 31 January 1944
– the plane was hit by enemy fire during a night mission
– the pilot attempted to make an emergency crash landing at Carney Field on Guadalcanal in the Northern Solomon Islands
– 31 January 1944
– died from injuries  
Buried: Guadalcanal
– 12 March 1948
– Arlington National Cemetery – Arlington, Virginia
– Section: 12 Site: 2738
Note: His brother, George, was also in the 13th Air Force and survived his plane going down at sea.


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