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Austen, Robert Lewis

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.


Thanks to,

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

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

513th Troop Carrier Squadron
Curtis C-46 "Commando"
Airfield Tsinan, China
His rank First Lieutenant