PFC Robert William Fleming

PFC Robert William Fleming

Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Jan 1943 (aged 21)
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Burial Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 163930034 View Source
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Son of George William Fleming (1893-1981) & Florence May (Dorr) Fleming (1892-1973).

Twin brother of Richard Lee Fleming.

Robert served as a Private First Class, 16th Bomber Squadron, 16th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Plymouth County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 3, 1940, prior to the war, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Bookkeeping machine operator and also as Single, without dependents.

Robert became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here in 1949.

Service # 11024240

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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