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I've found a record pertaining to the Casualties listed for Robert. But here is the odd thing your last name is "Dupalo".
However, under the Casualties listing he is listed under Turmbull County, Ohio Casualties as "Dupola" so my guess is that any type of military record you are looking for they spelled his last name incorrectly. I would suggest requesting records under that misspelling name here is some additional information.
Was also able to find him under the AAD by NARA because I put in the misspelling of his last name and he showed up. Here is that information.
Looks like he enlisted early in the war as an Aviation Cadet in 1941. This shows his enlisted number. Additionally, the Officer number was probably issued after he received his Commission.
Would suggest requesting records and using both enlisted and officer# on the SF-180 that is used to request records.
2and LT Robert C. Dupola
O-724159 Bombardier, 341st Bomb Group, 22nd Bomb Squadron, China-Burma-India Theater, KIA. Looks like he was also part of the 25th RCN SQ also known as Recon Squadron.
He is also buried at Arlington National Cemetery please follow link. Copy and past in your web browser.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 15017407 15017407 NAME DUPOLA#ROBERT#C######### DUPOLA#ROBERT#C######### RESIDENCE: STATE 53 OHIO RESIDENCE: COUNTY 155 TRUMBULL PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 5340 FT HAYES COLUMBUS OHIO DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 07 07 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 10 10 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41 41 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION AV#C Aviation Cadet GRADE: CODE 9 Aviation Cadet BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 0 Undefined Code LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 2 Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK YEAR OF BIRTH 16 16 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 7 3 years of college CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 484 Structural-and ornamental-metal workers MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 1 Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0176 0176 FILM REEL NUMBER 2.33# 2.33#
Thank you Elliot. I sincerely appreciate your substantive help. i was delayed early on and have encountered some stumbling blocks trying to further understand the connection. I am still trying to confirm a few key issues with Charles Dupola/Dupalo.
Dear Mr. Dupalo,
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We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Hello Thomas. Likewise, thank you for your prompt assistance in providing me this information to further my research. I greatly appreciate it.