M/Sgt. Robert Royal Mitchell

Assigned Aircraft


Notes 28 September 1919 - Born in Lander, WY
Army Serial Number = 6274777
MOS - 756 - Radio Operator, AAF (Army Air Forces Radio Operator and Mechanic)
Served in Radio Communications
20 August 1943 - On 338th Fighter Squadron Roster as T/Sgt
16 September 1943 - On 338th Fighter Squadron Roster as T/Sgt

Passed away on 18 June 2008


Robert Mitchell's Obituary from the Casper Star Tribune
'A memorial service and celebration of life for Robert Royal Mitchell, 88, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
He died on June 18, 2008.
He was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Lander, the son of Pearl Fister and Ralph Mitchell. He graduated from Fremont Vocational High School in 1937.
He served in the Air Force from 1940 to 1945. He received radio training, serving in California and Oregon. He served as a communications chief for the 338th Fighter Squadron in England.
He married Marie Croskey in Denver in 1947, graduated from Barnes Business School and attended Denver University and Casper College.
He worked as an accountant for Davis Motors in Denver.
In 1950, he moved to Casper and worked for Triangle Motors, Pathfinder Oil, Natrona Motors, and as the office manager for Butane Power from 1962 until he retired in 1986.
He was recognized as the Boss of the Year by the Women's Credit Association.
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
In retirement he enjoyed being a winter Texan for more than 20 years, travelling to many foreign countries, square dancing, playing bridge, and volunteering for Wyoming Medical Center and Meals on Wheels.
He is survived by his wife, Marie, children, Robert of Escondido, Calif. and Joyce of North Salt Lake, Utah, three grandchildren, sister, Carol Champ of Anderson, Ind., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leroy; and two sisters Arrhene Adams and Helen Burns.'

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