McArdle, Robert Henry, Capt

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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
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1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
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1942 - 1943
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VMSB-132 left the United States on October 13, 1942 from San Diego aboard the USS Mumu. At the time of their departure the squadron consisted of 27 officers, 245 enlisted men and a few attached Navy personnel. They landed in NoumĂ©a, New Caledonia on October 28. On October 30, 1942, VMSB-132, under the command of Major Louis Robertshaw, landed at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal. Upon arrival, they became part of the Cactus Air Force and fought during the Battle of Guadalcanal until December 1942 when they were relieved by VMSB-233. The squadronâ??s pilots and gunners left the island on December 24, 1942 and arrived in Sydney, Australia for leave on New Yearâ??s Eve. After resting, reorganizing, and retraining, they then moved to Espiritu Santo where they were met by their ground echelon in January 1943. During this time, they became part of the Strike Command of the 13th Air Force, responsible for attacking nearby enemy bases and shipping and giving what was then considered close support to front-line units. The squadron returned to Guadalcanal in June 1943 and flew missions from there until their return to the States on October 26, 1943.

MCARDLE, Robert H, CAPT, O-011818, USMC, from West Virginia, location Solomon Islands, date of loss June 30, 1943 + MCARDLE, Robert H, Captain, O-011818, USMC, from West Virginia, Manila American Cemetery + MCARDLE, Robert Henry, 11818, POW&MPDet, HQUSMC, Washington DC, July 1, 1945, missing-killed in action + MCARDLE, Robert Henry, 1st Lieutenant, USMCR. Wife, Mrs. Marion L. McArdle, 2009 University Ave., Morgantown, WVa

Capt Robert Henry McArdle, pilot, was declared Missing in Action on 30 Jun 1943.

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VMSB-132Missing In Action
  1943-1943, 7598, VMSB-132
  1943-Present, 7598, Missing In Action
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  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
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