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Robert Keith Aaker

Military

Robert Aaker served as a flight engineer with the 734th Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hatton, ND 58240, USA 7 August 1922
Lived in Cook County, IL, USA October 1942
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 12 October 1942
Died Littleton, CO, USA 26 April 2007
Buried 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236, USA

At Fort Logan National Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2017 15:01:57 Lucy May Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=24986001

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2016 10:46:02 Wex_AdamSterecki Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84452320_robert_k_aaker/details/

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2016 10:44:21 Wex_AdamSterecki Changes to service number and events
Sources

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8GH-61J

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2016 10:40:51 Wex_AdamSterecki Changes to events
Sources

https://billiongraves.com/grave/Robert-K-Aaker/5855620#

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2016 10:39:00 Wex_AdamSterecki Changes to events
Sources

https://billiongraves.com/grave/Robert-K-Aaker/5855620#

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc

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