2nd Lieutenant Robert Henry Preller
3 November 1943 - This is a photo of Dad at the time of his commissioning, after completing his pilot training.
Assigned to the 546th Bomb Squadron as co-pilot of the James A Gibson Crew, he flew 33 combat missions from 27 May to 13 September 1944. He survived the war and lived a full life, including a career in the USAF. Retired to Yorktown, Virginia, and departed on his final mission in 1993.