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