Veterans' Memorial Project

Robert Arthur Croninger

Miami, OK

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1942

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 09/04/1922

Date of Death: 11/14/1945

Affiliations: Phi Eta Sigma; University Chorus

Lt. Croninger was stationed at Manila with the Army Signal Corps. He was killed in a plane crash over Leyte Island, Philippine Islands. He entered service while a senior at the University of Illinois and was stationed locally with the ASTP (Army Specialized Training Program) before entering officer’s training. He is buried at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Miami, Oklahoma.

– submitted by David C. Croninger, brother and information taken from Illinois Alumni News, January, 1946, and Web site above

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