PFC Robert Tyson Groome

PFC Robert Tyson Groome

Delaware, USA
Death 20 Jun 1943 (aged 19–20)
Albany, Shackelford County, Texas, USA
Burial Newport, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 50983984 · View Source
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Robert, who resided at 116 North Walnut Street, Newport, Delaware, served as a Private First Class on B-26 #40-1500, 897th Medium Bombardment Squadron, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on December 13, 1941 in Wilmington, Delaware. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Actor and as Single, without dependents.

Robert died during a training exercise when his B-26 crashed in Albany, Texas. Four other soldiers were also killed in the crash. (see article)

He had served the Air Corps for one year and three months at the time of his death.

Service # 12012592

Son of Arthur T. Groome and Marie A. Lange Groome.

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Airmen who perished on B-26 #40-1500:

Arnold, Herbert C ~ S/Sgt, Texas
Groome, Robert T ~ Pfc, Delaware
Lee, Robert T, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Vermont
Messingham, Marion R ~ 2nd Lt, Iowa
Pollock, Bernard K ~ S/Sgt, Illinois

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


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 11 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 50983984
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Robert Tyson Groome (1923–20 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 50983984, citing Saint James Episcopal Cemetery, Newport, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .