Sgt Samuel R Robey

Sgt Samuel R Robey

New York, USA
Death 20 Oct 1943 (aged 35)
Popondetta, Northern (Oro), Papua New Guinea
Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 90594901 · View Source
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Samuel served as a Technical Sergeant on B-25D Mitchell (#41-30573), 2nd Bomber Squadron, 22nd Bomber Group, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Montgomery County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 5, 1940, prior to the war.

Samuel died in the "Line Of Duty" when his B-25 was involved in a mid-air collision with another B-25 over the Dohudura airfield, New Guinea, during formation training and the twin engined medium bomber tumbled to earth, claiming the lives of all seven aboard.

The other B-25 landed without casualties.

Service # 06808854

At the families request, his state of birth was added to his headstone (New York) instead of his state of residence (Maryland).


Airmen who perished on B-25D (#41-30573):

Brown, Jason L., Capt, Pilot, Massachusetts
Fugler, Virgil D., Jr., 1st Lt, Texas
Johnson, Wirt A., Jr., 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, Texas
Jordan, James P., S/Sgt, West Virginia
Keane, Peter J., Pfc, Pennsylvania
Niemi, Martin R., 2nd Lt, Michigan
Robey, Samuel R., T/Sgt, Maryland

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

(Crew Report by: Tim Cook)


Gravesite Details "Flat Granite Marker" - Entered the service from Maryland, Headstone shows "New York"

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 22 May 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 90594901
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Samuel R Robey (27 Aug 1908–20 Oct 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90594901, citing North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .