Rank and Name, Fireman First Class Robert William Apple.
Unit/Placed in, USS Arizona (BB-39) Battleship, United States Navy.
Robert is born approx. on Jan. 4, 1917 in Sterling, Illinois.
Father, Frank J. Apple.
Mother, Rose M. (Anning) Apple.
Sister(s), Rose M. Julia R. Cecilia M. and Helen J. Apple.
Brother(s), Frances J. Joseph A. James E. and Paul W. Apple.
Robert enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 2998450.
Robert was KIA during the Japanese Air Raid on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Robert is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He is also Mentioned at USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
He has a Memorial Grave at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/39a.htm
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