McClure, 1st Lt. Robert L.

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1st Lt. Robert Leonard McClure 
Born: 5 January 1908 
Parents: Leonard H. McClure & Daisy M. Valliette-McClure 
– father passed away in 1916 
– Guardian: Mrs. A. H. Valliette 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Home: 
– 401 South Ninth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Irving School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1926 
– The University of Illinois 
– attended for two years
Employment: American Can Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Emily Frazier Brown McClure – wife
Enlisted: 
– early 1942 – while living in Ohio 
Serial Number: 0-726920 
Training: 
– Unknown 
Unit: 400th Bomb Squadron, 90th Bomb Group (Heavy) – “The Jolly Rogers” 
– flew B-24D – Liberators 
Stationed: 
– Hawaii – left 31 October 1942 
– Iron Range Airfield, North Queensland, Australia – 13 November 1942 – 22 March 1943 
– Iron Range, Australia – 4 November 1942
– Port Moseby, New Guinea – 10 February 1943
– Dobodura, New Guinea – December 1943
– Nadzab, New Guinea – 23 February 1944
– Biak – 12 August 1944
Bombing Missions: 
– Rabaul 
– Southwest Pacific 
Killed in Action: 
– 19 December 1944 
Memorial: 
– Tablets of the Missing – American Military Cemetery – Manila, Philippine Islands 
Declared Dead: 19 December 1945 
Medals: Purple Heart 

 

 

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