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Backer, Robert M.

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.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

82nd Bomber Squadron
12th Bomber Group
North American B-25 Mitchell
Tjegaon Airfield,India
His rank Second Lieutenant
DAYTON, Ohio -- 12th Bombardment Group (M) plaque in Memorial Park at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.