Haverly, FTO Robert M.

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FTO Robert Montilla Haverly 
Born: 2 July 1923 – Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois 
Parents: William & Ruby Haverly 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Home: 
– 846 South Twenty-Fourth Avenue, Bellwood, Illinois 
Married 
Education: 
– Roosevelt School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1943 
Occupation: machinist – Electro-Motive – LaGrange, Illinois 
Inducted: 
– U.S. Army Air Corps- September 1943 
Serial Number: T&139174 
Training: 
– Miami, Florida 
– Michigan State College – December 1943
– San Antonio, Texas 
– Big Spring Bombardier School – Big Spring, Texas 
– Selman Field, Monroe, Louisana 
– 23 December 1944 – navigator’s wings
– commissioned Second Lieutenant 
– December 1944 – visited family before he went overseas
– France – March 1945 
Unit: 643rd Bomb Squadron, 9th Air Force 
– Flight Officer 
Missing in Action: 
– 18 April 1945 
– plane shot down 
– Nordlingen, Germany
– single plane mission to test a new short-range navigation system 
– reported Missing in Action – May 1945 
Killed in Action: 18 April 1945
Buried: 
– 30 March 1950 – Rock Island National Cemetery 
– Plot: E Gave: 32/34 
– buried with two other members of his crew
– Army attempted to bury men in a location which was the same distance for every family 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 

 

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