Veterans' Memorial Project

Robert Octave Cartier

Champaign, IL

Korean War

College: Fine & Applied Arts

Graduation Year: 1949

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 11/03/1924

Date of Death: 01/21/1952

Lt. Cartier was the pilot of a F-84E Thunderjet fighter with the 9th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing. On January 21, 1952, his aircraft crashed on takeoff from Taegu Airfield (K-2) going to Seoul. He was a veteran pilot of 65 jet missions in Korea. During World War II he flew 26 missions in Europe as a tailgunner. Lt. Cartier was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, February, 1952, and Web sites above

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