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2LT Robert W McCormick

Birth
Death 6 Feb 1945 (aged 21)
Hingham, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
Burial Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100121349 · View Source
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Robert served as a Second Lieutenant on B-24J (#44-10515), 734th Bomber Squadron, 453rd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

Robert was "Killed In Action" when his B-24, while returning to base from a mission to Germany, had a mid-air
collision with another B-24 on approach for landing, and crashed at Crown Farm, Hingham, Norfolk, England during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-834847

( Burial found by: Anne Cady )

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Airmen who perished on B-24J (#44-10515):

Andrew, Ralph W., 2nd Lt, Utah
Daniel, Henry B., Jr., 2nd Lt, Kansas
Dieckhoff, Fred H., Sgt, Missouri
Flatt, Roy F., 2nd Lt, Texas, Pilot
McCormick, Robert W., 2nd Lt, New York
Portella, Antonio R., Sgt, Massachusetts
Rilett, Joseph K., Sgt, Michigan
Toll, Carl W., Sgt, Wisconsin
Tyree, James E., Sgt, Virginia
Williams, Hubert W., Sgt, Texas

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100121349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Robert W McCormick (26 Jun 1923–6 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100121349, citing Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .