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SGT Robert A Ferrier

SGT Robert A Ferrier

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 19 Aug 1944 (aged 23)
India
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot E, 55
Memorial ID 3298907 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Lillian Ferrier who resided in Burlington, Vermont.

Robert served as a Sergeant & Photographer on B-25H #43-4213, 83rd Bomber Squadron, 12th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Chittenden County, Vermont prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 30, 1941 in Rutland, Vermont. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Robert was "Killed In Action" when his B-25 crashed in India during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in India and was later repatriated here on May 14, 1949.

Service # 11038294

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Airmen who perished on B-25H (#43-4213):

Ferrier, Robert A ~ Sgt, Photographer, VT
Henning, Lawrence A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Kostanko, Alexander L ~ Sgt, Engineer, MN
Meazell, James M ~ 1st Lt., Pilot, OK
Villalonga, John F ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY

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

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SGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3298907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Robert A Ferrier (1 Dec 1920–19 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3298907, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .