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Robert Hood Cheney Jr

Military

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean Medals.

Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean conflict and rising to rank of Lt Colonel.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (364th Fighter Group)

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Corsicana, TX, USA 23 August 1916

Son of Robert Hood and Williamine [Stephens] Cheney.

Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 15 March 1941
Based Honington 28 September 1944 – February 1945

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK 1945

Promoted to Major.

Transferred Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK February 1945 – 23 March 1945

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Honington 23 March 1945 – May 1945

Re-assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War Europe May 1945
Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX 75110, USA October 1990

Oakwood Cemetery Corsicana, Navarro County, TX

Died Navarro County, TX, USA 7 October 1990

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 14:39:29 Al_Skiff Changes to awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84751192-robert-h-cheney-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/58680959-robert-h-cheney
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112134397/robert-hood-cheney

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 13:53:53 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84751192-robert-h-cheney-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112134397/robert-hood-cheney

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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