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Corp Ferris Robert "Rudy" Gillen
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1922
Oakwood
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 5, 1944, Indonesia

Son of Robert Steele Gillen and Elizabeth King Gillen. Cpl. Gillen was a member of the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII, serving in the first Marine medium-bomber squadron, Four-Thirteen (VMB-413), as the aerial gunner. On May 5, 1944, Cpl. Gillen was killed, along with six of his squad members during a daylight mission over Tobera Supply Area, Rabaul, New Britain (New Guinea) when their aircraft received a direct hit from enemy forces.

Note: Cpl. Gillen is interred at Arlington National Cemetery: Cpl. Ferris Gillen. This marker is a cenotaph. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Steele Gillen (1886 - 1953)
  Elizabeth King Gillen (1886 - 1965)
 
 Siblings:
  Jesse Clifford Gillen (1907 - 2004)*
  Ferris Robert Gillen (1922 - 1944)
  Doris June Gillen Durbin (1926 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Allhands Cemetery
Danville
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Vermilion County Saving ...
Record added: Sep 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29468378
Corp Ferris Robert Rudy Gillen
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Corp Ferris Robert Rudy Gillen
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NARA records list his Next of Kin's Home of Record as Muncie, Illinois...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Jun. 1, 2016

- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Jul. 9, 2015

- Vermilion County Saving Graves
 Added: Nov. 11, 2009
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