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SSgt Robert H Blackstone

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 8 Jul 1944 (aged 22–23)
France
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot C Row 18 Grave 14
Memorial ID 56642410 · View Source
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Son of Cecil F. Blackstone who resided in Kenmore, New York.

Robert served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-26C #42-107670, 451st Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 23, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.

Robert was "Killed In Action" in France in the crash of his B-26 during the war.

He was awarded a Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32479418

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Airmen who perished on B-26C #42-107670:

Blackstone, Robert H ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Colvin, Richard H ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, TN
Lemmond, James W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NC
Noeth, Raymond F ~ 2nd Lt, Nav/Bmb, NY
Toth, Julius L ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NJ
Vance, Harold R ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NY

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56642410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Robert H Blackstone (1921–8 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56642410, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .