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Army Air Forces Honorable Discharge and Enlisted Record of Robert L. Stone

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.055 Author/Creator: Army Air Forces Place Written: Childress, Texas Type: Printed document signed Date: 22 October 1943 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27.5 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Copy of Robert L. Stone's enlisted record and signed by Robert C. Stokes, a 1st lieuntenant in the Air Corps. Contains his service and brief medical record.

Background Information: Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into ...a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions. See More

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Stone Robert L., 12120188, A/C
(Last name) (First name) (Middle initial) (Army serial number) (Grade)

Born in New York, in the State of ...New York.

Enlisted [strikeout] 21 July, 1942, at 39 Whitehall Street N.Y.C.

When enlisted or inducted he was 20 7/12 years of age and by occupation a Student.

He had Hazel eyes, Brown hair, Ruddy complexion, and was 5 feet 8 1/4 inches in height.

Completed 1 years, 3 months, 2 days service for longevity pay.

Prior service: 2 None

Noncommissioned officer Never

Military qualifications 3 None

Army specialty Bombardier D R Navigator

Attendance at Childress Army Air Field, Childress, Texas.
(Name of noncommissioned officers' or special service school)

Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions None

Decorations, service medals, citations None

Wounds received in service None

Date and result of smallpox vaccination 4 24 Fed 43 Immune

Date of completion of all typhoid-paratyphoid vaccinations 4 14 Mar 43 Comp

Date and result of diphtheria immunity test (Schick) 4 None

Date of other vaccinations (specify vaccine used) 4 Tet Tox Comp 22 April 43.

Physical condition when discharged Good

Married or single Single

Honorably discharged by reason of 5 COG to accept appointment (See Remarks)

Character Excellent [inserted: RLS]

Periods of active duty 6

Remarks 7 (AR 615-160) per SO #251, Hq, CAAF, Childress, Texas, dd 21 October 1943. No time lost under AW 107. Not entitled to travel pay. Blood type "A". Soldier authorized to wear Good Conduct Medal.

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Signature of soldier Robert L. Stone

Robert C. Stokes
ROBERT C. STOKES, 1st Lt, Air Corps,
[struck: Commanding] Personnel Officer.


1 Enter date of induction only in case of trainee inducted under Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (Bull. 25, W. D., 1940); in all other cases enter date of enlistment. Eliminate word not applicable.

2 For each enlistment give company, regiment, or arm or service with inclusive date of service, grade, cause of discharge, number of days lost under AW 107 (if none, so state), and number of days retained and cause of retention in service for convenience of Government, if any.

3 Enter qualifications in arms, horsemanship, etc. Show the qualification, date thereof; and number, date, and source of order announcing same.

4 See paragraph 12, AR 40-210.

5 If discharged prior to expiration of service, give number, date, and source of order or full description of authority therefor.

6 Enter periods of active duty of enlisted men of the Regular Army Reserve and the Enlisted Reserve Corps and dates of induction into Federal Service in the cases of members of the National Guard.

7 In all cases of men who are enlisted to receive Certificates of Service under AR 345-500, enter here appointments and ratings held and all other items of special proficiency or merit other than those shown above.

AR 345-470.
Insert name; as, "John J. Doe," in center of form.
Insert Army serial number. grade, company, regiment, or arm or service; as "1620302"; "Corporal. Company A, 1st Infantry"; "Sergeant, Quartermaster Corps."
The name and grade of the officer signing the certificate will be typewritten or printed below the signature.
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary CampMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviationMilitary EducationTexasTranscript AvailableCrowdsourced Transcript AvailableTranscript Project: Robert L. Stone's World War II letters

Sub Era: World War II

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