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  • Name: Robert "Bob" Durand Meyers
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 25, 1924
  • Date of Death: November 5, 2006
  • Parents: George W. Meyers & Lillian (Durand) Meyers
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: 1946 Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
    Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota - degree in electrical engineering
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Robert D. Meyers
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: April 25, 1924
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: East End Grocery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
    Weight: 145
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Medium
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Geo. W. Meyers, mother, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

    Robert Meyers served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as radio engineer on K35, a B29 bomber based on Guam.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Robert Meyers settled in Michigan in 1948 and joined Consumers Power Company where he became assistant superintendent for power plant construction. After 20 years with the company, he joined Newkirk Electrical Contractors, retiring in 1986. Bob married Audrey O'Meara in 1989 in Manistee, Michigan. In 1989 they retired to their "home on the lake" that Bob had begun crafting in 1955. Bob was an avid pilot and skier as a young man. He also enjoyed photography, traveling, reading, attending the 330th Bomb Group reunions, and genealogy.

    Bob died in Bear Creek Township, Emmet County, Michigan after an 11-year battle with the effects of a major stroke. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Audrey; a niece, Jean Williams; three grandnieces; two grandnephews; four great-grandnieces; and two great-grandnephews. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Irene Meyers; brother Gerhard "Bud" Meyers; sister, Genevieve "Scotty" Shively; and nieces Pat Reihle and Ann Leach.

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