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Sgt Robert C Middlemas
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Birth: 1925
New Jersey, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1945

Robert served as a Sergeant on a B-29, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Bergen County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 12, 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office machine operator and also as Single, without dependents.

He attended and graduated from the Teaneck High School, Teaneck, New Jersey.

He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on March 8, 1945,

Robert was "Killed In Action" when his B-29 was forced to leave formation when it was attacked by Japanese fighter planes while on a mission to bomb Nyakonojo Airfield, Kyushu, Japan during the war.

The B-29 was believed to have been hit by an aerial bomb and crashed in Karakama, Mobiki Village, Kimotsuki County, Kagoshima Prefecture. No parachutes were observed.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on August 8, 1949.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 42101398

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


Airmen who perished on B-29 #42-65295:

Allain, Joseph V ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, Illinois
Block, William R ~ M/Sgt, Engineer, Wisconsin
Farber, Charles E ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, Pennsylvania
Geer, Marvel L ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Oregon
Hix, Carnie B ~ T/Sgt, Aerial Gunner, Texas
Middlemas, Robert C ~ Sgt, Aerial Gunner, New Jersey
Morrisroe, Robert G ~ Sgt, Aerial Gunner, New Jersey
Mueller, Emil W ~ Sgt, Radar Operator, New York
Plunge, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, Aerial Gunner, Connecticut
Sullivan, Edward J, Jr. ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Massachusetts
Widows, Harry J ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, Iowa

Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 82 Site 138-140
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Sep 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41474486
Sgt Robert C Middlemas
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Sgt Robert C Middlemas
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Erie County, New York...Missing...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Sep. 24, 2016

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 24, 2016

- Russ Pickett
 Added: May. 3, 2014

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