Col. Robert W. Cooper

Title

Col. Robert W. Cooper

Subject

Person

Birth/Death

1922-10-22

Birthplace

Belville, KS

Dates of Service

1942-11-25 1977-02-28

Squadron

64th

Crew Position(s)

Pilot

Aircraft/Crew

Robert W. Cooper, Pilot
Elmer C. Daupert, Co-Pilot
Charles F. McClenny, Aerial Engineer
Edward A. Faulk, Radio Operator
Howard J. Yager, Navigator
Myron J. Rusmisel, Bombardier
Warren A. Ditzler, Ball Turret Gunner
Daniel A. Tarangelo, Nose Turret Gunner
Ralph D. Grubb, Tail Gunner
Wendell W. Jones, Waist Gunner

Highest Rank Achieved

1st Lieutenant in WWII; Retired as Colonel

Citations/Decorations

-Distinguished Flying Cross
-Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster
-Air Medal w/ 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
-American Theatre Ribbon
-Southwest Pacific Area Ribbon w/ 8 Battle Stars
-Philippines Liberation Medal w/ 2 Battle Stars

Location of Service during World War II (major training and deployment bases and sites)

Training:
-Central Flying Training, Army Air Corps Base Lubbock, Texas
-B-24 Transition Training, Liberal, Texas
-Crew Retraining, March Air Force Base, California

Overseas:
- Nadzab, New Guinea
-Owi Island, Netherland East Indies
-Leyte Island, Philippines
-Mindoro, Philippines
-Luzon, Philippines (Clark Field)
-Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan

Geolocation