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LT ROBERT DAWSON HIGHTOWER, USNR
FLIGHT LOG ID: 4015


Service Date In: 12/17/1941
Service Date Out: 08/10/1946
Date of Birth: 12/14/1921
Date of Death: 10/27/1973
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: LA Polytech LSU Medical School
City, State: Shreveport, LA

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, Rabaul.

Aircraft

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.

Additional Photos

Based on code developed by Richards Consulting Group