Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Robert Lewis Austen.
Unit/Placed in, 330th Squadron, 513th Troop Carrier Group.
Robert is born approx. on 1924 in New York.
Father, Lewis T. Austen.
Mother, Ruth G. Austen.
Brother(s), Richard J. Austen.
Robert enlisted the service in New York with service number # O-2070737.
Robert‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-46 were,
1st Lt. Robert E. Tambert Pilot
2nd Lt. Robert L. Austen Co Pilot
Sgt. Abraham Yablonsky Radio Operator
Sgt. Jessey F. Cambell Crew Chief
T/Sgt. Delbert D. Shoeman Passenger
S/Sgt. Robert M. Rogers Passenger
S/Sgt. LaDessie W. Tarver Passenger
Sgt. Jarvis O. Maddux Passenger
Sgt. Peter Naberenzy Passenger
Sgt. John H. Eckert Passenger
Sgt. Irwin C. Bruser Passenger
Robert died By landing problems, the tower advised him to bail out at a save place, but the plane was never heard of on 29 Jan. 1946, 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.
He also has a Memorial Grave at E&M Church Cemetery, Copake, Columbia County, New York, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
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