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Armstrong, Robert Benton

Rank and Name, Boilermaker Second Class Robert Benton Armstrong.

Unit/Placed in, USS Peary (DD-226) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Robert is born approx. on 1920.

Father, Otto Armstrong.

Mother, Bessie C. Holmes.

Sister(s), Ellen Armstrong.


Robert enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 3420447.


Robert was KIA when the USS Peary was in the Harbor of Darwin, Australia when it was Attacked by Japanese Dive Bombers and sunk it on Feb. 19, 1942, 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 Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/226.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

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

USS Peary (DD-226) Destroyer
Painting of attack
His rank Boilermaker Second Class