Robert Lee Pedigo Jr. was born on 13 July 1917, son of Robert Lee Pedigo Sr. and Lola Ann Ford. He died non battle in a plane crash on 15 January 1943 and is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a Second Lieutenant and attended the University of Tennessee in 1936. In a 1930 census he is mentioned as Bobby.

The Knoxville Journal, 16 January 1943
Lt. Robert L. Pedigo, of the Army Air Corps, who received his silver wings this week, was killed in an air crash at Napier Field, Dothan, Ala., yesterday at 9 a.m. the War Department informed his family here. The 25-year-od pilot received his wings at Napier Field and was commissioned a lieutenant. No details, other than the announcement that he died in a air crash, were given in the message, relatives said. Pedigo, a former employe in the editorial department of The Knoxville Journal, left The Journal several years ago and was employed by the TVA here.  He was a graduate from the University of Tennessee last June. Survivors include the mother, Mrs. Lola A. Pedigo, 1308 Sevier Avenue, and two sisters, Miss Charlotte Pedigo, Knoxville, and Mrs. Ann Dawes, Memphis.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 July 1917
  • Date of death: 15 January 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville
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