Sgt. Robert B. Klepzig

Verona Residence: 23 Verona Place

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Air Medal

Air Medal

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Tech. Sgt. Robert B. Klepzig

A son of the late Brig. Robert Klepzig, who had charge of the Salvation Army Men’s Social Center in Military Road, was killed over Germany April 7. Tech. Sgt. Robert B. Klepzig’s mother lives at 327 Bedford Ave. and his wife in Verona, New Jersey. Sgt. Klepzig was employed by J.N. Adam & Co. before he entered the service in July 1942. He had won the Air Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. Besides his wife and mother, surviving are five sisters, Miss Irene Klepzig, Mrs. John Amigone, Mrs. Victor Millonzi, Mrs. Roy Arnold and Mrs. Peter Ambrosone. A memorial service will be held at 8 o’clock Sunday evening in the Salvation Army Citadel at 13 East Mohawk Street.

Buffalo Evening News
Thursday, April 26, 1945

Tech. Sgt. Robert B. Klepzig

A radio operator and gunner on a Liberator Bomber who wore the Air Medal with three
Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Tech. Sgt. Robert B. Klepzig, 23, was killed over Germany April 7. Sgt. Klepzig , whose wife lives in New Jersey, had been overseas since October. Son of Mrs. Julia M. Klepzig of 327 Bedford Avenue, he attended high school in Kearny, N.J., and entered the service in February 1943. Besides his wife and mother, the flier is survived by five sisters, Miss Irene A. Klepzig, Mrs. Elsie Arnold, Mrs. Emilie I. Amagon, Mrs. Bertha M. Millonzi and Mrs. Pearl V. Ambrosone. Memorial services will be held Sunday evening at 8 o’clock in the Salvation Army Headquarters, 11 East Mohawk Street.

Buffalo Evening News
Friday, April 27, 1945, p.30

All photos and documents that follow are from the personal collection of Mrs. Maryellen Fleming, daughter of Sgt. Klepzig’s widow from her second marriage

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Sgt. Klepzig possibly overlooking  lake at Verona Park

Sgt. Klepzig possibly overlooking
lake at Verona Park

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Left to Right Top Row - Kilborn, Wages, Klepzig Bottom Row - Vickers, Wishba

Left to Right
Top Row – Kilborn, Wages, Klepzig
Bottom Row – Vickers, Wishba

Crew of the Virginia B-24 Liberator Left to Right Top Row - Lt. Waterfield, Lt. Kilborn, Lt. Peterson, S/Sgt. Wages, T/Sgt Medvaskas Bottom Row - S/Sgt Huffine, S/Sgt Wishba, S/Sgt Vickers, T/Sgt Klepzig

Crew of the Virginia B-24 Liberator
Left to Right
Top Row – Lt. Waterfield, Lt. Kilborn, Lt. Peterson, S/Sgt. Wages, T/Sgt Medvaskas
Bottom Row – S/Sgt Huffine, S/Sgt Wishba, S/Sgt Vickers, T/Sgt Klepzig

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Letter informing Mrs. Klepzig of the location of her husbands grave in Belgium.  Prior to his remains being interred in Buffalo, NY

Letter informing Mrs. Klepzig of the location of her husbands grave in Belgium.
Prior to his remains being interred in Buffalo, NY

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Telegram informing Mrs. Ann Klepzig of the death of her husband

Telegram informing Mrs. Ann Klepzig of the death of her husband

Wedding photo of Sgt. Bob Klepzig and Miss Ann D. Reid February 18, 1944

Wedding photo of Sgt. Bob
Klepzig and Miss Ann D. Reid
February 18, 1944

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