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Lieut Robert Sirtiss Gleghorn

Lieut Robert Sirtiss Gleghorn

Birth
Canada
Death 15 Feb 1942 (aged 24)
Carbon County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 10193739 · View Source
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Robert S. Gleghorn grew up at 1204 Avon Street in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from North High School in June of 1934. He was the son of George and Gladys Gleghorn and had one brother, George, Jr.

Robert entered military service in the U.S. Army Air Forces where he was a Second Lieutenant, USAAF Ferrying Command, Service # 0-433161.

Robert was killed 15 February 1942 in a Non-Battle crash of a DB-7B plane in Wyoming. While flying the twin motored medium bomber from Hill AFB near Ogden, UT into Fort Francis E. Warren near Cheyenne, WY; his plane crashed head-on into the top of Elk Mountain west of Cheyenne during a snow storm. Robert was assigned to the Air Forces Ferrying Command and was moving the DB-7B from the west coast to an eventual Point of Embarkation on the east coast where the plane would be delivered to the British. His companion, flying another bomber, landed at Fort Warren and reported that he had lost contact with Robert at about 6:00 PM after passing the mountain. Searches were conducted out of Lowry Field near Denver, CO until 21 February when the search was abandoned. The wreckage was discovered by a sheep rancher in July of that year. Robert was thrown from the plane and his body was found away from the crash site. Robert's body was removed from the mountain by local officials and representatives from Lowry Field via pack horse. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery Asheville, NC.
He was twenty-four years old at the time of his death.



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  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10193739
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Robert Sirtiss Gleghorn (20 Aug 1917–15 Feb 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10193739, citing Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .