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Pfc. Robert Blackman

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Pfc. Robert Blackman

Birth
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Death
22 Aug 1944 (aged 27)
France
Burial
Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot
Section B ~ Row 12 ~ Grave 10
Memorial ID
56352839 View Source

Robert served as a Private First Class, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Atlantic County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 25, 1939, prior to the war, in Mountain Home, Tennessee. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Skilled compositor and/or typesetter and also as Divorced, with dependents.

Robert was "Killed In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6714654

His brother, 2nd LT. Richard I. Blackman, also died of a "Non Battle" related incident during the war.

At the families request, the state of Pennsylvania was added to his headstone instead of his state of residence New Jersey as was normally done.

Son of Mrs. Minerva L. Roberts who originally resided in Trenton, New Jersey and moved to New Castle, Delaware after the war.

It is currently unknown why Pennsylvania is shown on his headstone instead of New Jersey like his brother's headstone. Possibly his ex-wife resided there. He is noted as also having dependent's and possibly he had children in that area and " Possibly " his mother was his dependant.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Robert served as a Private First Class, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Atlantic County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 25, 1939, prior to the war, in Mountain Home, Tennessee. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Skilled compositor and/or typesetter and also as Divorced, with dependents.

Robert was "Killed In Action" during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6714654

His brother, 2nd LT. Richard I. Blackman, also died of a "Non Battle" related incident during the war.

At the families request, the state of Pennsylvania was added to his headstone instead of his state of residence New Jersey as was normally done.

Son of Mrs. Minerva L. Roberts who originally resided in Trenton, New Jersey and moved to New Castle, Delaware after the war.

It is currently unknown why Pennsylvania is shown on his headstone instead of New Jersey like his brother's headstone. Possibly his ex-wife resided there. He is noted as also having dependent's and possibly he had children in that area and " Possibly " his mother was his dependant.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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PFC 11 INF 5 DIV PENNSYLVANIA

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56352839
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56352839/robert-blackman: accessed ), memorial page for Pfc. Robert Blackman (12 Aug 1917–22 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56352839, citing Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .