Robert Lewis Zeller, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Robert Lewis Zeller
First Lieutenant, 705th Bomb Squadron, US Army Air Corps
Date of Birth: October 29, 1921
Date of Death: June 7, 1944
Burial: Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia
Cause of Death: Airplane Crash (bombing mission over Germany territory)
Hometown: Valparaiso

Newspaper Notices:

Lt. R. Zeller Dies On 14th Bomb Raid

Death in the skies over the Reich while on what is believed to have been his 14th bombing mission, came to Lieut. Robert Zeller, pilot on a B-24 Liberator, on June 7, last.

Word to this effect was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Zeller, 503 Locust street.

Young Zeller was 22 years of age and was graduated from Valparaiso high school in 1939. Later he attended Valparaiso university for two years. He had been in service for the last two years and was assigned to the 705th Bomb Squadron based in England.

Lieut. Zeller was engaged to be married to Miss Norma Whitehead of this city, now taking nurses training in Gary.

Besides the parents he is survived by one sister, Donna Marie Zeller at home.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 22, 1944; Volume 17, Page 1, Column 8

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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