Rank and Name, Master Sergeant Robert James Aspinall.
Unit/Placed in, 484th Bomber Squadron, 505th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.
Robert is born approx. on 6 March 1920 in Rochester, Wisconsin.
Father, Glenn A. Aspinall.
Mother, Edith S. (Hibbard) Aspinall.
Spouse, Kathleen C. (Willey) Aspinall.
Robert enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 16009984.
Robert ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,
1st Lt. Richard A. Gray Pilot
1st Lt. Edgar K. Grempler Co Pilot
1st Lt. Joseph H. Ptaszkowaki Navigator
1st Lt. Carl R. Gustavsod Bombardier
M/Sgt. Robert J. Aspinall Engineer
S/Sgt. Galen Westmoreland Radio Operator
2nd Lt. Matt C. Myers Radar Operator/Gunner
Sgt. Marvin L. Binger Right(Waist) Gunner
Sgt. Julius R. Rivas Left(Waist) Gunner
Sgt. John C. Edwards Central Fire Control/Gunner
Sgt. Dorsey L. Riddlemoser Tail Gunner
Robert was KIA on the bombing mission to a Japanese Airfield, when they were shot by a Kawasaki 45, 3 Engine’s caught fire, the wings broke off and when they were heading for the water the plane broke in 2 on 20 June 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army 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 also has a Memorial Grave at Rochester Cemetery
Rochester, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA.
And Graceland Cemetery, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA.
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