Robert Porter Chandler was the son of Robert Porter Chandler and Geneva Ann James.
He died non Battle 21 March 1943
The Nebraska State Journal, Wednesday 24 March 1943:
Scribner air base man is killed in jeep.
Staff Sergeant Robert Chandler, 24, Corryton, Tenn., stationed at the Army Air Base at Scribner, was killed and three companions were injured when an army jeep collided with a car about three-fourths of a mile west of Hooper Sunday, according to an announcement by the Nebraska state safety patrol Tuesday night.
Harry C. Yohn, 22, suffered a ruptured spleen and is in critical condition. Marion Crownover, 18, sustained a concussion and bruises. Donald D. Laro, 18, driver of the jeep had a sprained ankle.
The four soldiers, all stationed at Scriber, were riding the jeep when it and a car driven by Norman E. Schaffer of Hooper crashed. The injured men were taken to a Fremont hospital. Announcement of the accident was delayed pending approval by army authorities.
Birth: 1918. Enlisted June 9, 1941, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA. Joined the Army Air Corps. Civil Occupation: Architect.
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 24 December 1918
- Date of death: 21 March 1943
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Corryton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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