2Lt Robert L Deming

2Lt Robert L Deming

Birth
California, USA
Death 31 Aug 1944 (aged 28)
Guangxi Region, China
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

Plot Tablets of the Missing ~ With a Rosette
Memorial ID 56782008 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until March 20, 1946.

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Robert's remains were recovered in the late 1990's and he was interred with his crew at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on August 21, 2000.

" Click Here " for his record at Arlington.

A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name on the tablets at Manila to signify his remains were recovered.


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Robert served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24J #44-40831, 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in King County, Washington prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on March 9, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Married.

Robert was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, being badly damaged and returning from a mission to bomb enemy ships in Takao Harbor off Takao (Kaohsiung) on Formosa (Taiwan), crashed into Mount Arisan in China during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-741781

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Airmen who perished on this flight:

Buckley, Fred P ~ Pfc, Radar Operator, KS
De Lucia, Anthony W ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, PA
Deming, Robert L ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, WA
Drager, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NJ
Kearsey, Robert L ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Kelley, Ellsworth V ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, OH
Netherwood, Vincent J ~ Pvt, Gunner, NY
Pierpont, George H ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, VA
Tomenendale, Franklin A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WI
Ward, George A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NJ

Note: B-24J #44-40783 was also lost on this same mission. For more on this B-24 see:

Clendenen, Norman B ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, CA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Whitfield
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56782008
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Robert L Deming (31 Oct 1915–31 Aug 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56782008, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Whitfield (contributor 47786265) .