Veterans' Memorial Project
Robert William Haake
Mt. Prospect, IL
World War II
Lt. Haake enlisted at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois, on January 26, 1942. He later trained at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas; assigned to the Ferry Command at Dallas Texas; then transferred to the Air Transport Command. He was sent to India and flew cargo ships “over the hump” to China. At his own request, he was trasnferred to a B-25 and the Search and Rescue Squadron. Lt. Haake was killed in India. He was reburied at Bethania Cemetery, Justice (Cook County), Illinois, on June 9, 1948.
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