Veterans' Memorial Project

Robert Everett Cooper

Chillicothe, IL

World War II

College: Engineering

Graduation Year: Attended 1942

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Cadet

Date of Birth: 07/10/1922

Date of Death: 06/14/1943

Cadet Cooper died in a plane crash at Hammond, Louisiana. He had enlisted at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois, on April 22, 1942, and did his training at Maxwell Field, Alabama, and at Helena, Arkansas. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and American Campaign Medal. Cadet Cooper is buried at Chillicothe City Cemetery, Chillicothe, Illinois.

– taken from University and public records

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