Army Badge
  • Name: Robert Spencer Myers
  • Location of Birth: Hampton, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: April 28, 1914
  • Date of Death: June 3, 1980
  • Parents: Irving Myers & Rosabelle (Carlson) Myers
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 23, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: September 23, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Distinguished Unit Badge with 1 Bronze Cluster

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Robert Spencer Myers
    Race: White
    Age: 26
    Birth Date: April 28, 1914
    Birth Place: Hampton, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Rose Myers, mother, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota – March 10, 1944 – “15th Army Air Force – Robert S. Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Myers of Bovey, has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant at a 15th Air Force base. Sgt. Myers is with a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group operating from an Italian base. He was inducted into the service October 10, 1942. This was released through the War Department Bureau of Public Relations, Air Group. Keep ‘em flying Robby.”

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota – December 8, 1944 – “BOBBY MYERS AUTHORIZED TO WEAR DISTINGUISHED UNIT BADGE – 15th AAF in Italy – S-Sgt. Robert S. Myers, Gravette, Ark., crew chief on a B-24 Liberator, has been authorized to wear the Distinguished Unit Badge with one bronze cluster as a member of a veteran bomber group which twice has been cited by the president of the United States “for outstanding performance of duty in armed conflict with the enemy.” Commanded by Col. Robert E. L. Eaton, Belleville, Ill., the group received its original gold-rimmed blue ribbon for an attack on the Prufenign aircraft factory at Regensburg, Germany, on February 25th. The cluster was added for a mission over the Ploesti, Romania, oil refineries on April 5th. Sergeant Myers enlisted in the Army Air Force on October 23, 1942. He came to the Mediterranean theater last December. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Myers.”

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota – February 9, 1945 – “WEARS TWO OVERSEAS SERVICE STRIPES – 15th AAF in Italy – S Sgt. Robert S. Myers, Cravette, Ark., B-24 Liberator crew chief, now wears two overseas service stripes as a veteran of 12 months with the 15th Air Force. Sergeant Myers arrived in Italy last summer, a member of his present Liberator group which was then commanded by Col. Robert E. L. Eaton, Belleville, Ill. The organization has flown more than 175 missions in the past year and is now under the command of Lt. Col. Leroy L. Stefonewics, Wildrose, N.D. In addition to the yellow service stripes, one for each six months overseas, Sergeant Myers wears the Distinguished Unit Badge with one bronze cluster for the two presidential citations his group has received. Sergeant Myers, a former resident of Bovey, entered the army Oct. 23, 1942. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Myers, are residents of Cravette, Ark.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Robert Myers was a Bovey area resident most of his life. He was a member of Hurlbut-Ziemer Legion Post 476.

    Robert died at his home in Taconite, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 30). He is survived by four sisters, Luella Rudduck, Dorothy (Ray) Waretha, Shirley Myers, and Alice (Bob) Sundem; and two brothers, Allan and Raymond.

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