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Aspinall, Robert James

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.


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

505th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
505th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
North Field, Tinian
Japanese Kawasaki 45
His rank Master Sergeant
Robert James Aspinall