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SMN Robert Jacob Heller, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1913
Death: Jul. 30, 1945

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THIS MARKER IS A CENOATAPH (Memorial Stone only)

Refer to S2 ROBERT J HELLER, JR

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Published Monday, August 13, 1945 - Chanute Tribune - Chanute, KS

Robert J. Heller reported missing in the Pacific.

S1C Robert J. Heller, Jr., 31, who has been serving in the Pacific aboard a heavy cruiser for the past year, has been missing in action since July 30, a war department telegram informed his wife last night.

Before he entered service a year and a half ago, Heller was assistant manager at the Montgomery Ward store here.

His wife, Mary Rose, and two children, Roberta and Suzanne live at 411 W. 3rd St. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Heller, 601 S. Evergreen.

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U.S., WWII JEWISH SERVICEMAN CARDS, 1942-1947:

NAME: Robert Jacob Heller
NEXT OF KIN: Mary Rose Heller
RELATIONSHIP: Wife
RESIDENCE: Chanute, Kansas, United States
RECORD DATE: 16 Oct 1945

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DEATH, NATIONAL JEWISH WELFARE BOARD:
BUREAU OF WAR RECORDS: AUTHENTICATED

NAME: Heller, Robert Jacob, Jr.
RANK: S 2C
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs. Mary Rose Heller
RELATIONSHIP: Wife
ADDRESS:411 W. 3rd
CITY: Chanute STATE: Kansas
SOURCE OF INFORMATION: Navy Dep. Rel. Service # 483, pg. 6769
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Navy
FAMILY: Wife
INQUIRY DATE: 10/16/1945

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WORLD WAR II HONOR LIST OF DEAD AND MISSING NAVY, MARINES, COAST GUARD: STATE OF KANSAS WAR DEPT -- JUNE 1946

HELLER, Robert Jacob, Jr.
Seaman 2c, USNR
Wife: Mrs. Mary Rose (Gaughan) Heller, Chanute, Kansas.
Married: 1937

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WORLD WAR II and KOREAN CONFLICT VETERANS INTERRED OVERSEAS:
Name: Robert J Heller Jr
Inducted From: Kansas
Rank: Seaman Second Class
Combat Organization: United States Navy Reserve
Ship: USS Indianapolis
Death Date: 30 Jul 1945
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The Philippines
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal

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AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION:
Robert J. Heller, Jr.
Seaman, Second Class, U.S. Navy
Service # 9570238
United States Naval Reserve
Entered the Service from: Kansas
Died: 30-Jul-1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

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The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the last days of WWII.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Jacob Heller (1888 - 1971)
  Lola May Russell Heller (1891 - 1978)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Rose Gaughan Heller (1915 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
IN MEMORY
US NAVY
WORLD WAR II

 
Note: VETERAN - WWII - US NAVY - MIA - PH
 
Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Chanute
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 04, 2008
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