Robert Coover was from Kearney and graduated Kearney High in 1939. He attended Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney for two years.
Coover enlisted as an air cadet and was sent to training at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. He eventually earned his commission and pilot's wings. He served as a B-17 pilot with the 100th bomb group, 350th squadron, 3rd division, of the 8th Air Force. He was killed with eight members of his crew while flying a mission over Berlin in 1945.
Branch of Service
Army Air Force
Military Occupational Specialty
Original Source Location
UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Folder 4, Envelope 3
"Robert A. Coover" (1945). World War II Casualties. 23.