Robert K. Meyer

Keeps Fortress in Action
SERGEANT ROBERT K. MEYER
AN 8TH AIR FORCE BOMBER STATION, England—As airplane mechanic of a B-17 Flying Fortress, Sergeant Robert K. Meyer, 712 Seventh Avenue, Eau Claire, WI, has distinguished himself by carrying out his assigned duties so efficiently that the heavy bomber serviced by him has completed more than 50 combat missions  against enemy targets in the European Theater of Operations.

He has received special commendation from his squadron commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jean B. Miller, Portland, OR, and his squadron engineering officer, First Lieutenant George E. Wralstad, Fort Wayne, IN. Above, Sergeant Meyer is seen checking the  hydraulic system on his heavy bomber. 

Sergeant Meyer, a member of the 398th  Heavy Bombardment Group, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Lewis P. Ensign, El Paso, TX, received his training at Chanute Field, IL. He was graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1941. Before entering the Army on January 7, 1942, he was a student at Eau Claire State Teachers College. His wife, Mrs. Jeanne Shea Meyer, is also from Eau Claire.


IN ENGLAND
Master Sergeant Robert K. Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Meyer, 735 Menomonie Street, is an airplane mechanic at an Eighth Army Air Force Bomber Station in England. He entered the Army on January 7, 1942 and received his training at Chanute Field, IL. He was graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1941 and attended Eau Claire Teachers College. His wife, Mrs. Jeanne O'Shea Meyer, is also from Eau Claire.