Robert W. Ward

World War II
Service #O-830759
Unit559th Bomber Squadron, 387th Bomber Group, Medium
RankSecond Lieutenant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Michigan
Date of DeathDecember 23 1944
Tablets of the Missing
Air Medal
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

2LT Ward was the co-pilot of B-26C Marauder struck by enemy forces while on a bombing mission. The aircraft crashed near Philippswieler, Germany. 2LT Ward's remains have been recovered and identified. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.