|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1944, France|
Gunner S/Sgt. Robert E. Farrar KIA
Hometown: Conway, Massachusetts. Squadron: 577th BS 392th Bomb GroupService #12169916
Awards: Purple Heart.
Target: Karlsruhe Germany
MISSING AIRCREW REPORT: #08604
Date Lost: 8-Sep-44Serial Number: #42-52607Aircraft Model B-24Aircraft Letter:"V-Plus" Aircraft Name: (NO NICKNAME) 2nd MissionLocation: near Nancy, France".
Cause: AA fire
No other record exists in this MACR on the recovery/re-burials of Robert E. Farrar.
Killed in Action, over France.
News article published Oct. 6, 1944 Springfield Republican:
ROBERT FARRAR MISSING IN ACTION
Conway, October 5 - Word has been received by Mr and Mrs Earl Farrar of Maple Street that their youngest son, Robert Farrar, has been reported missing as of September 8. He was born July 8, 1922 in this town and attended local school, later graduating Arms Academy at Shelburne Falls with the class of 1940. He was employed by the General Airline Company of Rensselaer until he entered service September 15, 1942. He received his training at Fort Dix, N.J., and Sikeston, Mo. and also at the army technical school at Sioux Falls, S.D., and the army air base at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was at the pre-flight school for pilots at San Antonio, Tex. and at Davis Moulton field at Tucscon, Ariz. He was commissioned as gunner and went overseas in May 1944.
A brother, Wilbur Farrar, lives in this town and a sister, Mary, wife of Harold Graves, lives in Albany.
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name: Robert E Farrar
Name (Original): FARRAR ROBERT E
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 15 Sep 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Albany, New York, United States
Race: White, Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1922
Education Level: 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation: Laboratory technicians and assistants
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Army Branch: Air Corps
Source Reference: Civil Life,Serial Number: 12169916
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923,Box Film Number: 00981.91
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File,ca.1938-1946
Earl Nathan Farrar (1890 - 1979)
Alice Mary Hines Farrar (1890 - 1972)
Sarah Farrar (1911 - 1911)*
Wilbur Nathan Farrar (1912 - 1982)*
Mary Arlene Farrar Graves (1915 - 2002)*
Robert E Farrar (1922 - 1944)
Robert E Farrar
S Sgt 392 A A F Bob G P
World War II
July 3 1922 Sept 8 1944
In Memory of S/Sgt Robert E Farrar
U S 8th Air Force
born July 3 1922
Killed in Action over France
Sept 8 1944
Plot: 13th row north sec
Maintained by: Farrar and related famil...
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
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