Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Robert M. Backer.
Unit/Placed in, 82nd Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group, Medium.
Robert is born approx. on 1920 in Massachusetts.
Robert enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 0-718211.
Robert‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
2nd Lt. Herbert J. Chaplin Pilot
1st Lt. Joseph P. Poledovich Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Robert W. Backer Navigator
S/Sgt. Stanley F. Muffs Radio Operator
Major Homer L. Goulet Passenger
S/Sgt. Robert B. Carey Passenger
S/Sgt. Elwood I. Clarck Passenger
Pfc. Metro Stanchak Passenger
Robert died because there were failures with the engine and landing gear, they all bailed out safely but he probably drowned on 24 Sept. 1945, 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.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/