Army Badge
  • Name: Robert Earl Dowd
  • Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 11, 1920
  • Date of Death: September 11, 2004
  • Parents: Earl Dowd & Nellie (Cheslak) Dowd
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
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  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: September 6, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: California
    Name: Robert Earl Dowd
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: April 11, 1920
    Birth Place: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Inglewood, California, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Employer: Student
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. N. Dowd

    WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Robert E. Dowd
    Birth Year: 1920
    Race: White, citizen
    Nativity State or country: Minnesota
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Hennepin
    Enlistment Date: September 6, 1944
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: No branch
    Branch Code: No branch
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 1 year college
    Civil Occupation: Mechanics, repairmen, airplane
    Marital status: Married
    Height: 00
    Weight: 000

    Newspaper article: May 1945 – Robert Dowd is again an instructor at Bergstrom Field, Texas after a course of schooling in Buffalo, N.Y. He expects to be home on furlough in June. Jimmy Dowd is located somewhere in Germany where he says he is billeted in an apartment house.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Robert Dowd married Margaret Heinrich in 1943 in South Dakota.

    Robert died in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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