DeHaven, Robert Marshall, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1951-1965, 1021A, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1942 - 1965
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
San Diego, California
Last Address
Encino, California

Date of Passing
Jul 10, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He shot down 14 enemy aircraft and damaged 1 in the Pacific Theater in WWII.
The location of his remains is unknown.

His Silver Star citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Robert M. DeHaven, United States Army Air Forces, for gallantry in action over Wewak, New Guinea, on 23 January 1944. First Lieutenant DeHaven's gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, 5th Air Force, General Orders No. 162 (March 23, 1944)

Action Date: 23-Jan-44

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 7th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 49th Fighter Group

Division: 5th Air Force

   
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http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=536
http://acepilots.com/usaaf_pto_aces.html#DeHaven
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=45162
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28405271
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_049.php
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)7th Fighter Squadron  - Screamin' Demons49th Fighter Group
California Air National GuardAir Force Reserve Command
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1056, 7th Fighter Squadron - Screamin' Demons
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1056, 49th Fighter Group
  1945-1946, US Army Reserve (USAR)
  1946-1951, California Air National Guard
  1951-1965, 1021A, Air Force Reserve Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1943-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Washington & Lee University
  1940-1942, Washington & Lee University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  AT-6 Texan  
L-17 Navion  B-26 Marauder  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
  1943-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)1
  1946-1951, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1946-1951, AT-6 Texan
  1948-1951, L-17 Navion
  1948-1951, B-26 Marauder
  1948-1951, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
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