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Home Town Seattle
Last Address Frisco, Texas
Date of Passing Jun 27, 2005
Location of Interment Texas State Cemetery - Austin, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates Sec.1.Row B, #13
Last Known Activity Robert Galer was promoted to BGen upon his retirement on July 31, 1957. He lived a long and productive retirement passing away at the age of 91 on June 27, 2005.
Other Comments: 1. BGen Galer was also awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions during the Solomon Islands Campaign in 1942.
2. In 1945, while serving as the Training Officer of the Landing Force Air Support Control Units (LFASCU's) LtCol Galer made three D-day landing in 65 days. First Came Iwo Jima. He was able to witness the Mt. Surabachi flag raising. Second was the landing in the Philippines. Third was the Okinawa landings.
3. BGen Galer scored 13 air victories ("kills") in WWII.