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LT ROBERT DAWSON HIGHTOWER, USNR
LT ROBERT DAWSON HIGHTOWER, USNR

LT ROBERT DAWSON HIGHTOWER, USNR
1921 - 1972


Service Dates: 12/17/1941 to 08/10/1946

Date of Birth:  12/14/1921

Date of Death: 10/27/1972
 
" He loved to fly and he loved the Navy."
 
Aviation Designation:  Naval Aviator

Education:  Louisiana Poly Tech, 1948 BS
                   LSU Medical School, 1952 MD

Highest Personal Decoration or Award:  Navy Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars

Theaters/Campaigns:  Pacific Campaigns- 2 Silver and 1 Bronze Service Stars, 1942-44
                                    Bouganville and Rabaul

Aircraft Flown:  SBD, SB2C, TBF, F4F, F6F

Ship/Units/Deployments:  USS Saratoga (CV-3)
                                        USS Enterprise (CV-6)
                                        VB-12 on both ships

Associations/Service Organizations:  Board Certified and Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

Significant Achievements:  European Campaign-Instructor Pilot (including night)-Miami and Daytona Beach, 1945
                                          Orthopedic Consultant Barksdale AFB
                                          Associate Professor of Orthopedics, LSU Medical School, Shreveport, LA
                                          SBD Pilot CV-3, VB-12, 1942-44
                                      


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