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Robert Edward Walthers

Graduating Class of 1944
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Second Lieutenant Walthers

Second Lieutenant
Robert Edward Walthers

Army Air Corps
8th Air Force


Manitowoc, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death


Date of Death

Location of Burial


More About Second Lieutenant Walthers

Robert E. Walthers, second lieutenant, United States Army Air Corps, was the navigator on a B-17 plane that was on a mission over the Bay of Biscay. The plane was noted to have exploded, and no parachutes were observed. Robert was determined to be "missing in action", and no recovery of his remains was ever made. Our thanks to Second Lieutenant Walthers's sister Janet R. (Walthers) Bursek of Manitowoc, Wis., for sharing her brother's story.