TSgt Robert Slack Knowlden

TSgt Robert Slack Knowlden

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 9 Jan 1945 (aged 23)
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56776384 · View Source
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Robert served as a Technical Sergeant & Radio Operator / Gunner on B-25J #43-36012, 501st Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in the District Of Columbia prior to the war.

B-25J #43-36012 took off, with a crew of 6, from Tacloban Airfield, Leyte, Philippines on a strike mission over Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines.

Another airmen, 2nd Lt. Melvin R. Bell, reported that they were last seen heading into a cloud bank and that soon after there was an explosion that lit up the sky. It was believed that it was B-25J #43-36012 crashing.

It was later discovered that they had crashed in the northern part of Mindoro Island. The entire crew was lost.

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

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 13070626

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Airmen who perished on B-25J #43-36012:

Clark, William H ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IN
Knowlden, Robert S ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, DC
McBride, William J ~ Maj, Nav/Bmb, MN
Ray, George H ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Schenzel, Carl E ~ Sgt, Engineer, WI
Underwood, James W ~ Capt, Pilot, CA

( Bio, Family Link & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Robert Slack Knowlden (22 Feb 1921–9 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56776384, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .