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Lester, Robert Harvey

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Robert Harvey Lester.

Unit/Placed in, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group (Heavy).


Robert is born approx. on June 6, 1924 in Mesa, Arizona.

Father, Frank G. Lester.

Mother, Mabel W. (Wilkes) Lester.

Sister(s), Winifred L. and Mary Jane Lester.

Brother(s), Frank G. Lester Jr.


Robert enlisted the service in Arizona with service number # 0-762787.


Robert‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

1st Lt.           William R. Rouzie              Pilot

2nd Lt.          Charles F. Everett              Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Victor W. De Boer             Navigator

1st Lt.           Robert H. Lester                Bombardier

T/Sgt.          Waldemar Vandenhoff        Engineer

S/Sgt.           Mercer B. Sorrow              Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          Delbert F. Gaugler             Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           George N. Blosl                 Asst. Radio Operator

S/Sgt.           Carl L. Skaggs                   Gunner Armorer

S/Sgt.           Andrew A. Porvancnik       Gunner Aerial


Robert was KIA during the mission hit by Anti Aircraft and crashed in the Makassar Straight , Borneo on  March 10, 1944,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished 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 City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA.


Thanks to, https://307bg.net/

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

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


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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






372nd Bomber Squadron
307th Bomber Group
Clark Field Phillipines
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Plane, ILL Get By
Robert H. Lester
His rank First Lieutenant