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Pfc. Robert Tyson Groome

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Pfc. Robert Tyson Groome Veteran

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death
20 Jun 1943 (aged 19–20)
Albany, Shackelford County, Texas, USA
Burial
Newport, New Castle County, Delaware, USA Add to Map
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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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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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