Machen, Robert Clymer, Jr., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 1543, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1941 - 1944

Infantry

First Lieutenant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Harrisburg
Last Address
929 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section I, Row 15, Grave 35

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
D-Day FallenAmerican Battle Monuments CommissionWorld War II Fallen
  1944, D-Day Fallen
  1944, American Battle Monuments Commission1
  2004, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Basic Training (Fort Benning, GA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1942-1942, 1543, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1943-1944, 1543, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 1543, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 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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