Robert Thorpe


 

Preferred Name: Bob

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Date of Birth: July 28, 1931 (January 22, 2014)

Highest Military Grade Held: Major

Hometown: Union Center, WI

Biography

Obituary for Robert G. Thorpe

Robert G. Thorpe, 82, of Clinton, WI, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in his home.
He was born July 28, 1931, in Union Center, WI. Robert graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1948 and enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 16. He went on to graduate from Pilot Training in 1954. Robert flew in 575 Combat Missions in Vietnam, retiring as a Major Senior Pilot in 1968.
Robert was a Charter member of the Beloit Land Lords Association and a Charter member and State Commander of the WI Chapter of Veterans of Underage Military Service.

Units Assigned

1954-1959 434th Fighter Day Squadron/479th Fighter Day Wing, George, AFB, CA

Flight Info

F-100

Awards

Military Education

Civilian Education

1948 Beloit Memorial High School

Robert G. Thorpe – Headed West January 22, 2014

Robert G. Thorpe, 82, of Clinton, WI, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in his home. He was born July 28, 1931, in Union Center, WI, the son of George and Gertrude (Voigt) Thorpe. Robert graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1948.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 16 and went on to graduate from Pilot Training in 1954. Robert flew in 575 Combat Missions in Vietnam, retiring as a Major Senior Pilot in 1968. Robert was a Charter member of the Beloit Landlords Association and a Charter member and State Commander of the WI Chapter of Veterans of Underage Military Service.
Survivors include his four children: Robert, James, Mary and Laura and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and former wife, Pansy French.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Disabled American Veterans or the United Service Organization (U.S.O.)
(Source: Walworth County GazetteXtra, January 25, 2014)

Biography

Biography

Obituary for Robert G. Thorpe

Robert G. Thorpe, 82, of Clinton, WI, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in his home.
He was born July 28, 1931, in Union Center, WI. Robert graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1948 and enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 16. He went on to graduate from Pilot Training in 1954. Robert flew in 575 Combat Missions in Vietnam, retiring as a Major Senior Pilot in 1968.
Robert was a Charter member of the Beloit Land Lords Association and a Charter member and State Commander of the WI Chapter of Veterans of Underage Military Service.
Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

1954-1959 434th Fighter Day Squadron/479th Fighter Day Wing, George, AFB, CA

Flight Info

F-100

Awards

Military Education

Civilian Education

1948 Beloit Memorial High School

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Robert G. Thorpe – Headed West January 22, 2014

Robert G. Thorpe, 82, of Clinton, WI, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in his home. He was born July 28, 1931, in Union Center, WI, the son of George and Gertrude (Voigt) Thorpe. Robert graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1948.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 16 and went on to graduate from Pilot Training in 1954. Robert flew in 575 Combat Missions in Vietnam, retiring as a Major Senior Pilot in 1968. Robert was a Charter member of the Beloit Landlords Association and a Charter member and State Commander of the WI Chapter of Veterans of Underage Military Service.
Survivors include his four children: Robert, James, Mary and Laura and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and former wife, Pansy French.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Disabled American Veterans or the United Service Organization (U.S.O.)
(Source: Walworth County GazetteXtra, January 25, 2014)

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