Robert “Bobby” William Baumbardner was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to George E. Baumgardner and Bessie Lee Desha.

Buried at Manila American Cemetery, the Philippines, A, 13, 87

1st Lt Robert Baumgardner was a resident of Kent County, Rhode Island

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 16 April 1945
Lt. Robert W. Baumgardner, 24 was reported killed in action by the War Department. Word of Lt. Baumgardner’s death on Feb. 15 on Luzon was received by his aunt, Mrs. W.M. Rogers, 2300 Daisy Street.  Lt. Baumgardner had been in the service since 1938 when he enlisted in the United States Marines. A native of Chattanooga, he attended Hardy Junior High School, where he was an honor student and was a member of the National Honorary Society. After completing Hardy Junior High, he attended Chattanooga High School.
He is survived by his father, George E. Baumgardner, formerly of Chattanooga, now of Pennington, Va.; his aunt; two sisters, Mrs. George Tutor of this city, and Mrs. Margaret Gibson of Pennington, and three brothers, Charles of Pennnington; Pvt. Louis Baumgardner, in the army in this country, and Pvt. Nathan Baumgardner in service overseas.

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 April 1919
  • Date of death: 15 February 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 24th Reconnaissance Troop, 24th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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