Woodbury County

Lt. Robert M. Wilde




These Iowans, like those pictured here on previous Sundays, have given their lives for their country. They are men who have died in actual combat or in prison camps. The fourth line under each name designates the theatre of war in which they were serving. Other pictures will be published later.

Source: The DesMoines Register, Sunday, February 13, 1944  (photo included)

Robert Michael Wilde was born Apr. 5, 1917 to Robert Dean and Helen Michael Wilde. He died May 12, 1942 and is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lt. Wilde served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 35th Pursuit Squadron and was KIA over Port Morsbey, New Guinea.

Source: ancestry.com