Robert Compton - Cadet

Rank: Cadet
Date Of Birth: Sep 13, 1923
Date Of Death: Mar 21, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)


Robert was born September 13, 1923 to Albert M. Compton and Addie Mae Hubbard.

Aviation Cadet Robert Douglas Compton came to Iowa State College from his hometown, West Des Moines, Iowa. He studied Chemical Engineering. Robert would have graduated in 1945, but instead he enlisted in the service.

Robert died on March 21, 1944 in a plane crash near Paul's Valley, Oklahoma. He had been night flying from Perrin Field, Texas.