Tresville, Robert Bernard, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1944, M 1065, 100th Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1942 - 1944

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bay City, Texas; Erie County, New York
Last Address
Ramitelli Airfield, Foggia, Italy

Casualty Date
Jun 22, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Mediterranean Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenTuskegee Airmen
  2013, World War II Fallen
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School302nd Fighter Control Squadron332nd Fighter Group100th Fighter Squadron
  1942-1942, M 0770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1943, M 1065, 302nd Fighter Control Squadron
  1943-1944, M 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
  1943-1944, M 1065, 100th Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
Pennsylvania State University, University ParkUnited States Military Academy
  1938-1939, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  1939-1942, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-39 Airacobra  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1942-1942, PT-17 Kaydet
  1942-1942, BT-13 Valiant
  1942-1942, AT-6 Texan
  1943-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1944, P-39 Airacobra
  1944-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On the way to a strafing mission in northern Italy, he was looking at his map to correct a navigational error when his P-47 crashed into the sea. His body was not recovered; he is memorialized in Nettuno, Italy.
Books: "Red Tails, Black Wings", The Men of America's Black Air Force, by John B. Holway, Yucca Tree Press, 1997.
"Tuskegee Airmen", The Men Who Changed a Nation, by 1st Lt. Charles E. Francis and updated by Col. Adolph Caso, Branden Books, 2008.
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