Riley, Robert R., TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0748-Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1943-1944, M 0748, 308th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 25, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
China
Conflict
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Flight Engineer Badge
Aerial Gunner Badge



 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, USAAF Recruit Training (Victorville Army Airfield, CA)
 Unit Assignments
373rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy 308th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1944, M 0748, 373rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1943-1944, M 0748, 308th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1943-1944, B-24 Liberator
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A B-24J (#42-100184) from the 308th Bomb Group (373rd Bomb Squadron) crashed on 25 May 1944.

"This aircraft was on re-supply mission between Yangkai, China and Chabua, India. Last reported position was thirty minutes east of Chabua, then it disappeared without any indication of where, when or how. All crew and passengers were late declared KIA."

Crew list:
1Lt. Robert W. King, pilot
Lt. John B. Byron, co-pilot
1Lt. Eugene L. Bernstein, navigator
T/Sgt Robert R. Riley , engineer-gunner
T/Sgt John J. Reagan, radio-gunner
S/Sgt. Garland J. Reed, gunner

Passengers: (All on their way home).
Capt. Thomas H Clare, 341st Bomb Group (M) (from California)
S/Sgt. Raymond J. Bridge, 373rd Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group (Pennsylvania)
Cpl. Merle L. Pickup, 373rd Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group (Utah)

   
Comments/Citation
Sources:

The MACR # is 5292.

http://forum.armyairforces.com/m198914-print.aspx http://www.aviationarcheology.org/src/MACRmonthly/44MayMACR.htm http://www.aviationarcheology.org/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5292&Submit=Go
http://www.usaaf-in-cbi.com/308th_web/index.htm
http://www.usaaf-in-cbi.com/308th_web/index.htm (history of the squadron, patch, etc..)

Stationed at: Yangkai, China - 20 Mar 1943 Luliang, China - 14 Sep 1944. Received the DUC see info at this site.
   
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