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Appel, Robert John

Rank and Name, Corporal Robert John Appel.

Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Battery, 6th Anti-Aircraft Arty Group.


Robert is born approx. on March 18, 1920 in Muskegon, Michigan.

Father, Frank O. Appel.

Mother, Evalyn R. (Lundquist) Appel.

Brother(s), Francis W. Paul L. and James E. Appel.


Robert enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 36192730.


Robert ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-46 were,

1st Lt. John R. Donavan               Pilot

2nd Lt. Leo W. Zimmerman           Co Pilot

T/Sgt. Harry T. Messeley              Engineer

Sgt.    Cleveland Polson                Radio Operator

Maj.    Eric M. Catherwood           Passenger

Maj.    Angus D. Teskey                Passenger

Cap.    Alfred W. Frankenfield       Passenger

Cap.    William S. Imorde              Passenger

Cap.    Albert P. Nicol                  Passenger

Cap.    Oliver J. Noriby                 Passenger

Cap.    Ralph H. Turner                Passenger

1st Lt. Robert N. Simon                Passenger

2nd Lt. Neil D. Quast                    Passenger

WO jg. Walter R. Kendzor             Passenger

T/3.   Sidney W. Hubbel              Passenger

Sgt.    Harold A. King                  Passenger

T/4.   Leland A. Abrigg               Passenger

Cpl.     Robert J. Appel                 Passenger

T/5.   Ole C. Lund                      Passenger

Civ.     Norreys H. McKay             Passenger

Ch/St. Robert. L. Pinkham            Passenger

Robert died no record they picked up a radio contact that they were trying to contact Milne Bay, they never arrived there on Feb. 2, 1944, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Robert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

374th Troop Carrier Group
Curtis C-46 "Commando" in flight
Garbutt Aerodrome, Townsville Australia
His unit Headquarters, Battery, 6th Anti-Aircraft Arty Group
His rank Corporal