Posted By:Warren Carah
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Subject:Robert L. Withers--USAAF Pilot--WW-II
Post Date:May 23, 2007 at 07:11:14
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Forum:Jeff Davis County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I am researching the military career of several persons who were my father's bomber squadron mates during WW-II. Robert L. Withers was with the 533rd Bomb Squadron of the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, Essex, England in the summer of 1943.

Mr. Withers was probably born in Weathersford, Parker County, Texas in December 1919, but he enlisted in the Army Air forces cadet program at Dallas in January 1942, and stated his residence was in Jeff Davis County.

Mr. Withers was a lead B-17 pilot in his squadron and was promoted to Captain in September, 1943. On 9 Octboer, 1943 his plane went missing over the North Sea and vanished without a trace.

I would like to make contact with a relative or other person having knowledge of Captain Withers. In lieu of that, I would like to know if someone can look up the newspaper articles that likely were written shortly after Capt. Withers aircraft was lost in October, 1943.

Thank you,

Warren B. Carah
wcarah@livingonline.com