Navy Badge
  • Name: Robert "Bob" Torrence Martin
  • Location of Birth: Champaign, Illinois
  • Date of Birth: February 23, 1924
  • Date of Death:
  • Parents: John C. Martin & Edna (Torrence) Martin
  • High School and Class: 1941 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: August 4, 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: November 20, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Missouri
    Name: Robert Torrence Martin
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: February 23, 1924
    Birth Place: Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Residence Place: Ferguson, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: St. Louis School of Aeronautics, Robertson, St. Louis, Missouri
    Weight: 165
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: J. C. Martin, Coleraine, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: April 1944 – “Ensign Robert T. Martin is spending a few days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Martin. He was graduated at the Corpus Christi Naval Air School last Wednesday and is enroute to Miami, Florida for further training.”

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota – January 26, 1945 – “Texas, January 6th. Hi Everybody: I want to thank you for the Christmas gift and for the grand job you all are doing to see that the guys and gobs in service aren’t forgotten. Boy, I can’t see why Texans are always bragging about this state of theirs; must be because nobody else will. I should have graduated by Christmas, but the bad weather held us up so it will be nearer Easter. One good thing about it is we get a little more time off so we get to see some more of this so-called wonderful state. Well, it’s time to go to class and soak up some more knowledge. Ha! Ha! Thanks again for the Christmas gift. Sincerely, Bob Martin.”

    Newspaper article: October 1945 – “Bob Martin is being transferred from the Naval Air Base at Alameda, California, to Grosse Isle, Michigan. He and two of his pals planned to make the trip on their newly acquired motorcycles.”

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    World War II

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