Machen, Robert Clymer, Jr., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 1542, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1942 - 1944


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Airborne Landings
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
I, 15, 35

 Official Badges 

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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Unit Assignments
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1942-1944, 1542, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 1542, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Colleges Attended 
Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg
  1933-1937, Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Machen joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1941 and served with a Coastal Artillery Unit in Virginia before transferring to the Paratroopers. 

He entered the Army on 16 April 1942 at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

He entered training at Fort Benning, Camp Toccoa and then at Camp Mackall, North Carolina.

He served with Machine Gun Platoon, Hq Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Based in Wiltshire, England, September 1943.

His unit flew over Normandy on 6 June 1944.  He was killed during the D-Day operation in the Cotentin Peninsula.  (Note: Circumstances of loss not known at this time.)

He left a wife, Jane, and son, Robert, at his passing.
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