ROBERT K. KING|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)
207 S. Nottawa St.
Sturgis, MI 49091
8 November 1984
Your letter of 2 November 1984 was received with much surprise. It is nice to know that somebody has taken it upon themselves and their time to do the job such as you are doing.
Now that I'm older and look back, I don't think that I did much of anything. Especially such as seeing places or recording what and when things I did do. Just a farm boy wandering around wondering "What the hell am I doing here."
I was T/Sgt (engineer) on Lt. Billie A. Rosser's crew. He lives now at 2975 South Moline Ct., Aurora, Colorado 80014. Copilot was Leu Hoffman, bombardier, was Leo Austin and navigator was Joe Garich. If this helps, I would appreciate their addresses. Al Weaver now lives at 16859 Sausolito, Whittier, California 90603.
Ruffo is okay. Sure wish you knew something of Kirksey and Strece. Kirksey came from Texarkana, Texas. I tried looking him up a couple years ago. No luck. Strege was regular Army, signed over as a gunner to get out of Greenland. I believe he came home to S. Dakota.
Farris and Hand I didn't know. All of the crew came home on the USS America from South Hamton to Boston about 8 April 1945.
Lots of luck and hope this is of some help.
Robert K. King