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Lieut Robert F Varney

Lieut Robert F Varney

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 28 May 1944 (aged 23)
China
Burial Rocky River, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 90607160 · View Source
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2ND LT USAAF WWII
308th BG
CoPilot

He was the son of Chester Andrew and Louise Martha Catherine Becherer of Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.. His siblings were Marion Varney Weiss and Lt Chester Andrew Varney, Jr.

1st Lt Kenneth S Starcher and his crew were lost on a 'routine' flight from Lingling Airbase on the late afternoon of 28 May 1944, departing during conditions 'overcast with thunderstorms'. The crew of B-24J #42-73309 'Trouble Maker'(v1) were lost somewhere on the short flight to Kweilin; the report lists the cause of the loss as 'unknown'. The crew are all listed KNB (died non-combat mission). The crew members were~

1st Lt Kenneth S Starcher, Pilot, ASN O-735658, from Weston WV
2nd Lt Robert F Varney, CoPilot, ASN O-817554, from Lakewood OH
1st Lt John E Haver, Navigator, ASN O-796998, from Syracuse NY
1st Lt Elton L Aultman, Bombardier, ASN O-676401, from Tifton GA
TSgt Richard J Teeple, Engineer, ASN 35334754, from Decatur IN
TSgt Allen L Springer, Radio Operator, ASN 13074164, from Williamsport PA
SSgt Marcelus C Baker, Gunner, ASN 39552267, from Covina CA
SSgt Martin S Waite, Gunner, ASN 20323598, from Altoona PA
SSgt William R Verzole, Gunner, ASN 32383699, from Syracuse NY
Sgt Elmer Soderquist, Gunner, ASN 39174340, from Seattle WA
Sgt Richard D Arbogast, Photographer,
ASN 35396499, from Morgantown, Monongalia Co WV

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  • Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
  • Added: 23 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90607160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Robert F Varney (20 Feb 1921–28 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90607160, citing Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by B24CoPilotNiece (contributor 47391745) .