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Sandlin, Robert Benjamin

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Robert Benjamin Sandlin.

Unit/Placed in, 367th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomber Group (Heavy) “Reich Wreckers”.


Robert is born approx. on 19 Feb. 1916 in Oklahoma.

Father, Henry Cleveland Sandlin.

Mother, Elsa Mae (Trout) Sandlin.

Sister(s), Retha and Reba Sandlin.

Brother(s), Joseph C. Henry L. Gerald and Henry L. Sandlin.


Robert enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 20827942.


Roberts‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17  were,

1st Lt.           Danton J. Nygaard            Pilot

1st Lt.           Daniel D DeButts               Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Frank B. Leasman             Navigator

2nd Lt.          John S. Trost                    Bombardier

SSgt.            Cecil J. Floyd                    Engineer

SSgt.            Robert B. Sandlin              Radio Operator

SSgt.            Arnold E. Pearson             Ball Turret Gunner

Sgt.              Arthur A. Bloom               Right Waist Gunner

Sgt.              Stephen Ross                    Left Waist Gunner

Sgt.              Edwin A. Simoncek            Tail Gunner

Robert was KIA  while on a mission to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France they were shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed near Nangis, France on 20 Dec. 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Robert was first buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France.

In 1948 he was reburied in his hometown at Oklahoma.

Robert is buried/mentioned at Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.306bg.us/



Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

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/

367th Bomber Squadron
306th Bomber Group (Heavy) The Reich Wreckers
Airfield Thurleigh, GB
Squadrons in the 306th Bomber Group
Robert Benjamin Sandlin f
His rank Staff Sergeant
His headstone after reburial in Oklahoma