Robert Aaker served as a flight engineer with the 734th Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.
Bob was born to Carl and Eina Aaker in Hatton, ND. He graduated high school from Larimore, ND and attended the University of ND, receiving a BS in Geology... Bob worked for Conoco for 36 years and enjoyed many hobbies. His family came first, followed by a love for geology, genealogy, music, astronomy, computers and photography.
Units served with
As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...
Military site : airfield
Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...
||Hatton, ND 58240, USA
||7 August 1922
Parents: Carl E. Aaker and Eina Aaker née Johnson
||Cook County, IL, USA
||Chicago, IL, USA
||12 October 1942
||Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
Fort Logan National Cemetery
||Littleton, CO, USA
||26 April 2007