Black Hawk County

Lt. Robert B. Clow



Lt. R. B. Clow Is Killed in Crash
of Fighter Plane

Second Lt. Robert B. Clow, 20, was killed March 19 when the P-61 night fighter of which he was pilot crashed in the Hawaiian islands area, according to word received from the war department Tuesday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James G. Clow, Sedgewick island.

A 1942 graduate of West high school., Lieutenant Clow had attended Iowa State Teachers college at Cedar Falls for one year before entering the army air forces in January, 1942.

He trained at Cedar Falls ISTC army training school, at Santa Ana, Cal., Lake field, Phoenix, Ariz, Matrer field, Sacramento, Cal., and Hammer field, Fresno Cal.

Lieutenant Clow was born Mar. 10, 1924, son of James and Blanche E. Clow in Ft. Collins, Colo., and moved to Waterloo in 1926 with his parents. His father has operated an optometrist business at 521 Mulberry street since that time.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his parents, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Clow, 1959 Mulberry street, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Blake, Shell Rock, Ia.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, April 03, 1945, Page 1 (photo included)