Robert J. Schweiger

Robert Schweiger was born in New Jersey in about 1918 to Dorothy and Arthur Schweiger. He had an older sister, Sylvia. The family also lived in the Bronx, NY and Teaneck, NJ.

Robert attended Bergen College in the early 1940s. Subsequently he trained to become a pilot in the Army Air Force. Air Cadet Schweiger graduated from the 61st Flying Training Detachment located at Maxwell Field in Montgomery Alabama. He then continued his training in Georgia. On 4/9/43 Air Cadet Schweiger was killed 15 miles south of Bush Field Augusta, Georgia while on a training flight.

This brave young man who was training to defend his country was awarded the Silver Wings Medal posthumously.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. March 4, 1943
  2. April 12, 1943
  3. May 10, 1943

Ancestry.com

  1. 1920 United States Federal Census about Robert Schweiger
  2. New York, State Census, 1925
  3. 1930 United States Federal Census about Robert Schweiger
  4. U. S. WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947
  5. Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
  6. U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 for Arthur Jacob Schweiger (Father)

fold3.com (Historical Military Records)

  1. WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List