Robert G. Heideman
|"...You'd see the flak up ahead and you'd
think, 'I hope they don't have my number'..."
Name: Robert G. Heideman
Date of Birth: 12/5/22
Branch of Service: Army Air Corps
Dates of Service: February, 1943 to December, 1945
Location of Military Service: European Theater
Mr. Heideman served during World War II as a pilot in the Air
Force. He was stationed at
Buckenham Base in England. he trained on a PT-17 and flew a
called the "Whiskey Jingles". He was in the 8th Air Force, 453 Bomb
Group, 733 Bomb Squadron. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Mr. Heideman received the
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, the
World War II Victory Medal, and
the European Theater Service Medal. He completed 28 combat missions by
the end of the war. Mr. Heideman spent 23 years in the United States
Air Force Reserves flying out of
Patterson Air Force Base.