Ronca, Robert Francis, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1963-1965, 1115A, 401st Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1942 - 1965
Officer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Norristown
Last Address
England AFB, Louisiana (home base)
Da Nang AB, Vietnam (TDY base)

Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 093, Cemetery Unknown

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World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
From Month/Year
October / 1944
To Month/Year
July / 1945

Description
(Leyte Campaign 17 October 1944 to 1 July 1945) On 17 October 1944, after preparatory bombardment, the invasion of the Philippines got under way with the seizure of islands guarding Leyte Gulf. The landing on Leyte itself on 20 October was strongly contested by Japanese forces on land and at sea. Organized resistance on the island did not end until after Christmas, and mopping up operations continued for a long time. Meanwhile, at the end of October, the neighboring island of Samar was occupied with little difficulty.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
October / 1944
To Month/Year
July / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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