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Saas, Robert H.

Name and Rank, Corporal Robert H. Saas.

Unit/Placed in, Quartermaster Corps, 453rd. Amphibious Transport Company.

 

Robert was born approx. on 1915 in Wisconsin.

 

Parents and Siblings, no record available.

 

Robert entered  the service from Wisconsin with service number # 6917877.

 

Robert H. Saas was an Engineer in the 42nd Bomber Squadron.

 

Robert’s crewmembers and their positions onboard the plane a B-24 were,

 

1st Lt.          Thomas D. Reale               Pilot

2nd Lt.         Melvin S. Yost                   Co Pilot

1st Lt.          Ralph H. Junge                 Navigator

Cpl.              Robert H. Saas                  Engineer

Sgt.              George N. Ebinger             Asst Engineer

T/Sgt.          Harold G. Martin               Radio Operator

S/Sgt.          Stanley R. Chodkowski        Asst Radio Operator

Pvt.              Rodney D. Power               Armored Gunner

Pvt.              Carmen Rodriguez             Gunner

Capt.            Woodrow S. Hazel             Passenger

Robert was died when his plane was on a Gunnery run and had to land in the sea because of a fire, on Sep.12, 1944, 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 at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://11thbombgroup.org/historyofthe11thbg.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

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

Website,

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

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

42nd Bomber Squadron
11th Bomber Group
B-17
Airfield Mokuleia, Hawaii
His rank Corporal