Cerro Gordo County

Sgt. Robert V. Raecker


Robert V. Raecker

Entered Service: June 16, 1943
Branch of Service: 8th Army Air Force
Trained: Camp Roberts, California
  Buckley Field, Colorado
  Lincoln, Nebraska
  Kearns Field, Utah
  Kingman, Arizona
  Plant Park, Florida
  Gulf Port, Mississippi
  Savannah, Georgia
  Camp Kilmer, N. J.
  Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
  Sioux City, Iowa
  MacDill Field, Florida
Embarkation: January 23, 1945
Theatre of Operation: European
Engagements: Battle of the Rhineland, Central Europe, 25 Combat Missions over Germany
Awarded: European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars, American Theatre Ribbon; Air Medal w/3 Oak Clusters; Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal
Returned to US: November 16, 1945
Rank: Sergeant
Served: 29 months
Parents: Garfield E. Raecker and Katherine Foss Raecker (mother deceased.)
Wife: Sylvia Quandt Raecker

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 19 (photo included)