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Robert Earl Reese telegram, 28 November 1943




Robert Earl Reese was born 26 September 1922 in Halifax County, Virginia, and grew up on the family farm. During World War II, he entered the Army Air Force 9 January 1943 and became a tail gunner. Reese married Lois Marie Viar (1927-2006) 6 December 1943. He was killed when his plane was shot down over Munich, Germany, 19 July 1944. Reese was buried in St. Avold, Lorraine, France.

Bibliographic Citation

Robert Earl Reese telegram, 28 November 1943, Robert Earl Reese papers, Profiles of Honor, Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission digital collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia


Lent for scanning by Bobbie Reese Hill, Nathalie, Virginia