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Robert Walter York




  • Lewis Ashton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group

  • Harley Wilds

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group

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Associated Place

  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 21 August 1919
Lived in Chicago, Illinois 16 October 1940

6801 Calumet Avenue

Worked for International Harvester

First 416th BG Combat Mission Creil, France 5 May 1944
Died Julich, Germany 29 September 1944

Three planes, all from the 671st Bomb Sq (L), were knocked down, and almost simultaneously, at the target. All three were in the same flight. ... The plane piloted by Lt R.W. York with Staff Sergeants L.A. Ashton and H.J. Wilds as gunners was seen at the target, diving and losing altitude.

Buried Antigo, Wisconsin 1949

Elmwood Cemetery
Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin, USA


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