Chandler, Robert David, ARM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
ARM-0000-Aviation Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
ARM-Aviation Radioman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hartford, AL
Last Address
Hartford, AL
(Mother~Floye Myrtle Chandler

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wall of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars

 Duty Stations
VB-13USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, VB-13
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

Name of Award
Distinguished Flying Cross
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Aviation Radioman Second Class Robert D. Chandler (NSN: 2730002), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as aircrewman of a scout bomber embarked in the U.S.S. FRANKLIN, in action over Bonin, Marianas, Caroline, Nansei, Formosa and Philippine Islands areas, from 4 July 1944 and culminating in the Battle for Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 345 (December 1945)
Action Date: July 4 - October 25, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Aviation Radioman Second Class
Division: U.S.S. Franklin

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