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.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com