Sunday, October 16, 2016

T5 Robert R. Bart

T5 Robert R. Bart was born 15 Jun 1918 in Peoria, Illinois to Valentine William Joseph and Antoinette F. (Korman) Bart.  His father worked in a paper mill.  Although the 1940 census doesn't show any employment for Robert, on 12 Oct 1940 he married Violet Wilhelmenia Janssen.  They would have one son. 

When Robert was drafted in December 1942, the record indicates that he was working as a meat cutter.  After his military training as a truck driver he was sent overseas and on 3 Sep 1944 assigned from the replacement depot to Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion 116th Infantry.  T5 Bart was killed in action on 16 Oct 1944.

Returned to the U.S. in 1947. T5 Bart was buried in Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois. Violet married Joseph P. Bart, one of Robert's older brothers, on 2 Nov 1946 in Peoria. 

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