Tobey, Roy C., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1054-Co-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AAF MOS 1054, 353rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1942
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
353rd Bomb Squadron

Casualty Date
Nov 28, 1942
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Mediterranean Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial - Carthage, Tunisia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Walls of the Missing

 Official Badges 

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School301st Bombardment Group, Heavy  353rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1941-1942, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1054, 301st Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1054, 353rd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Egypt-Libya Campaign (1942-43)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1942-1942, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
Roy C. Tobey was born to Claud R. and Mary Alice Whitworth Tobey on May 17, 1919 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. (Spelling of "Claud" is found in all documents.)

Tobey enlisted from the Arkansas National Guard as an Aviation Cadet on November 5, 1941 at Fort Lewis, Washington. His enlistment records indicate he had completed 2 years of college (unnamed). He was selected for flight duty and trained as a pilot. He subsequently trained on multi-engined aircraft.

Commissioned and awarded wings, he was deployed to North Africa, and became co-pilot in the combat crew led by Lt Maher. On November 28, 1942, the crew was tasked to bomb targets in the Bizerte, Tunisia area. En route to the target, the formation was attacked by German fighters and Lt Maher's aircraft was shot down. It crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. There were no survivors, nor were any bodies ever recovered.

Lt Tobey is memorialized on the Walls of the Missing in the North Africa American Cemetery in Tunis. group.cfm
NARA Enlistment Records


Lt Roy C. Tobey was the assigned co-pilot of B-17F # 41-24374, no name, assigned to the 353rd Bomb Squadron.

Missing Air Crew Report 16038 was issued. Mission loading lists state the crew was:

1 Lt Robert E. Maher  p
2 Lt Roy C. Tobey  c-p
2 Lt Lee H. Adkins  nav
2 Lt Fred J. Graf  bomb
MSgt Edward C. Shackleton  eng/tt gun
TSgt Frank J. Conlon  r/o
Sgt   Harry R. Alger  wg
Sgt   Max D. McNeil  wg
Sgt  Charles R. Goodwin  tail gun

Ranks and grades as of mission date.

Shackleton's middle initial is given as "C", but is given as "O" or "W' in other records.

There is no known crew photo.

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