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Captain Robert T. Mills

Robert T. Mills served as a Captain with the 795th Army Air Forces Bomb Squad. During his time in the military, he served as a pilot. In 1938, Captain Mills was announced as a cadet officer for the citizens military training camp at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, along with Company D, William E. Bearden, Conway, captain. His service number was 01699063.

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Personal History

Robert T. Mills was born on May 4, 1918 in Conway, Faulkner county, Arkansas to parents Louis Mills (Jan. 29, 1883 – Nov. 6, 1968) and Nettie Treece Mills (Dec. 3, 1887 - Feb. 9, 1959). Mills was brother of C. Maxine, P. Alphia, K. Louis, and V. Lawrence Mills. He joined the U.S. Army Air Forces where he served until his death.


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Captain Robert T. Mills died in action on July 29, 1944 aboard the U.S. Army Air Corps B-29 #42-6274 "Lady Hamilton." The plane was shot down by a Japanese fighter over China while returning from a bombing mission to Japan. Eight survived the crash, however three crew members perished, including Captain Mills (also, S/Sgt. Walker, S/Sgt. Richard Wehrle). Captain Mills is buried in the Little Rock National Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas at plot 21, 7490.