SSgt Robert J Edwards

Original Name Roland
Kansas, USA
Death 26 Mar 1944 (aged 27–28)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Wall's Of The Missing
Memorial ID 56755253 View Source
Suggest Edits

Son of Mrs. Martha Edwards who resided in Phoenix, Arizona.

Robert served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on B-25D #41-30259, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Alameda County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 21, 1942 in San Francisco, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Filling Station Attendant and also as Divorced, with dependents.

B-25D #41-30259 took off, with a crew of 4, from Nadzab Airfield (APO #713), Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on a local transition mission. They were scheduled to return to Nadzab after this mission however were not seen or heard from again.

Robert was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

Service # 39106055

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30259:

Blair, Raymond D ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, OR
Edwards, Robert J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Erum, Russell N ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MN
Sims, Mack L, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, TX

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )



  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56755253
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Robert J Edwards (1916–26 Mar 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56755253, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .