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 Robert Dean “Bob” Niemeyer

Robert Dean “Bob” Niemeyer

Birth
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death 20 Jul 2002 (aged 82)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 88524876 · View Source
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Navy Cross Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander [then Lieutenant] Robert Dean Niemeyer, United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron SIXTEEN (VB-16), attached to the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-16), in operations against enemy Japanese forces during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, on 25 October 1944. Courageous and skillful in the face of enemy air opposition and extremely intense and continuous fire from hostile anti-aircraft batteries, Lieutenant Commander Niemeyer boldly pressed home a hazardous dive-bombing attack on a Japanese battleship and, accurately placing his bomb, scored a direct hit upon his target, despite its desperate evasive tactics. A superb airman, he contributed directly to the sinking of the enemy battleship and played a gallant part in strenuous operations during this critical period of the Pacific War. His courage, daring tactics and fearless devotion to duty were essential factors in the success of our forces and reflect the highest credit upon Lieutenant Commander Niemeyer and the United States Naval Service.

(Information provided by Findagrave member BarryC)


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  • Created by: MYEY
  • Added: 14 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88524876
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Dean “Bob” Niemeyer (3 Sep 1919–20 Jul 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88524876, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by MYEY (contributor 46896026) .