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Robert E. Sickler
 
Bob Sickler and friend, India 1943
Bob Sickler and friend, India 1943
 
 
Recent Address:   Hamburg, IA
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Wife: Corinne; Parents: Marion and Elizabeth
 
Hometown:   Shenandoah, IA
 
Date Entered Service:    
 
Service Number:   37473367
 
Bomb Group:   468th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   792nd Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Salina, KS
 
Missions Flown:   The first bombing mission we had after getting to India was June 5 - my 20th birthday!
 
Hump Missions Flown:    
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:    
 
Service Schools Attended:   Ordinance, 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):   Ordinance
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Corporal
 
Crew Type:    
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:    
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Truck driver. Painting and wallpapering.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
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.

 

Bob & Corinne Sickler, 1989
Bob & Corinne Sickler, 1989
 

 


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