5 Nov. 1944 — Corsica, France
Robert was born in Sagamon County, Illinois in 1923, he joined the Army 27 Jan. 1943 in Peoria, Illinois and was accepted into the AAC. Robert had completed high-school and was still single at enlistment. He was trained as a "Radio-Technician" and then on the Columbia SC to learn "Aerial Gunnery" before shipping out to "Over-There" which was the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations /MTO during WW II. He trained in a B-26, but was assigned to the B-25 Unit 340th Bomb Group, the 486th Bomb Squadron.
Technical Sergeant Robert H Spoonamore was a Radio/Gunner on the B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber #43-28809 J Model B-25 #-43-27709 J, "6-M" Tail Code. Flew off on a Combat Mission, after take-off it disappeared into a cloud and was never seen again. The Ship and her Crew were never found. (From "Rememberances" a 57th Bomb Wing Collection of Stories by Nick Loveless).
MIA sent to Mr Taylor A Spoonamore, 1926 Wert Avenue, Springfield, Illinois.
Robert's Photo's and Story supplied by his proud brother, John Spoonamore.
More to come, Barbi Ennis Connolly, PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com