Veterans' Memorial Project

Robert Maurice Blackard

Harrisburg, IL

World War II

College: Fine & Applied Arts

Graduation Year: 1937

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 01/09/1915

Date of Death: 05/21/1943

Lieutenant Blackard was a member of the 8th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, 5th Air Force. lost over New Guinea in an F-4, the unarmed reconnaissance version of the P-38 Lightening.

-submitted by Richard Berry, great nephew

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