Chester A. Rober, Jr. was born on February 10, 1923. He served in the 550th Bomber Squadron, 385th Bomber Group, Heavy, as a Sergeant and Radio Operator/Gunner of the B-17 #42-3544 'Stars and Stripes' during World War II. He was Killed in Action on January 5, 1944, when his B-17 crash-landed at Badwell Ash, Suffolk, England, while attempting to reach their base after the aircraft was severely battle damaged on a bombing mission over Bordeaux, France. Seven of his crewmates were also Killed In Action, only the tail gunner survived.
Sgt Rober is now buried in the Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He lived in the Weymouth Heights area and has the intersection of North and Commercial Streets named for him. His name can also be found on the Immaculate Conception Grotto, where he attended church and the War Memorial Wall. His name also appears on the WWII Memorial located at Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy, MA.
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