Capt Robert F Meeker

Capt Robert F Meeker

Birth
Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Mar 1945 (aged 25)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56765665 · View Source
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(Bio information below is from Captain Meeker's niece, Barbara Graham Hammaker.)

Captain Robert F. Meeker was lost in New Guinea in an aircraft accident in March 1945 (plane was never found). Pacific Wrecks.org has a web page dedicated to him.

The family was told by the government that his ferry flight, from Australia back to where he was stationed in New Guinea, had been lost in the Coral Sea in a typhoon. In 2011, through Pacific Wrecks, they found the radio books for the lost plane in the Finisterre Mountains of New Guinea near where they were to land, a site where many a plane hit mountain peaks due to the volatile weather. Pacific Wrecks is pretty sure the plane is about 9500 feet up. Since that area is covered in snow for most of the year, access is limited, but likely would have preserved the wreck site pretty well.


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  • Maintained by: FamilyHistoriansets
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56765665
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Robert F Meeker (25 Feb 1920–27 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56765665, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by FamilyHistoriansets (contributor 47525899) .