HAGERMAN, ROBERT MARTIN, First Lieutenant, # 0-2059031, USAAF

 

Robert M. Hagerman was born on 3 September 1917 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Franklin Lynn Hagerman (1884-1936) (Minn.) and Florence Leal (Bromaghim) Hagerman (1885-1981) (married 23 December 1908, Freborne, Waseca Co., Minn.). Living with them in Janesville, Waseca Co., Minnesota, in 1940 was a niece, Virginia Hagerman (1936-    ). Siblings included Dorothy Mabella Hagerman (1909-    ) , and Harold Lee Hagerman (1912-1968). He was married to Marjorie E. Hagerman, c/o C.V. Moses, Kasota, Minn.

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 16 October 1940, resided at 2021 Columbus Ave., Minnea-polis, Minnesota, employed by the National Cash Register Co., and described himself as 6’2”, 150 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced schools to fly the Curtiss C-46 Commando. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas. On 14 July 1945, a C-46A, # 43-47294, nicknamed “Miss Virginia” and “Lil Bit of Texas,” assigned to 20th Air Force, POA, 1st Air Transport Squadron, Naha, Okinawa, departed the airfield at Bhamo, Burma, on a cargo mission to Kharagpur, India. He is remembered on the wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines.

CASE, KEITH GOODRICH, Flight Officer, # T-140348, USAAF

 

Keith G. Case was born on 17 August 1919 in Emmons, Duchesner Co., Utah, to Henry Floyd Case (1892-1976) and Edith (Goodrich) Case (1895-1968). Siblings included Ruth (Case) Madsen (1918-2015), Deane (Case) Parker (1923-1999), and Gwen (Case) Sprouse (    ). In 1920 the family lived with his paternal grandparents, Frederick Aaron Case (1860-1945) and Mary Ann Case (1867-1959). He graduated from Altamont High School. He attended Brigham Young University for three years. 

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 16 October 1940 and described himself as 5’6”, 150 lbs, with blond hair and gray eyes. After training (#39917644) in navigation, he was appointed a Flight Officer on 7 July 1943 at Fort Douglas, Utah, he trained at Sheppard AAF Field, Texas, Fullman, Washington, Santa Ana, California, and Honodo, Texas. He was assigned to navigate the Curtiss C-46 Commando. He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas. On 14 July 1945, a C-46A, # 43-47294, nicknamed “Miss Virginia” and “Lil Bit of Texas,” assigned to USAAF, 20th Air Force, POA, 1st Air Transport Squadron, Naha, Okinawa, departed the airfield at Bhamo, Burma, on a cargo mission to Kharagpur, India. He is remembered on the wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines, and the wall in the National Memorial of the Pacific. A memorial marker was placed in the Memory Grove Memorial, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was awarded the Air Medal.