Robert E. Sickler

Bob Sickler and friend, India 1943
Bob Sickler and friend, India 1943
Recent Address: Hamburg, IA
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Family Info: Wife: Corinne; Parents: Marion and Elizabeth
Hometown: Shenandoah, IA
Date Entered Service:
Service Number: 37473367
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
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Location of Unit: Salina, KS
Missions Flown: The first bombing mission we had after getting to India was June 5 - my 20th birthday!
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Service Schools: Ordinance, 1943
MOS: Ordinance
Rank Upon Discharge: Corporal
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Truck driver. Painting and wallpapering
Thoughts About the 58th: I guess I was lucky to get into something like the 58th compared to all those G.I.s who went to Europe in wintertime.
Comments:
I guess the best thing I remember was when Truman had nerve enough to use the bomb. He saved more Americans than he will ever know. They sure kept that a great secret until they dropped it.
Mr. Sickler passed away May 25, 2012 in Hamburg, IA. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, IA.

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