1923 – 2001

Robert "Bob" Weldon Haston

Rank and Branch of Military

Major in the U.S. Army Air Corps (and the Air Force, after it was created in 1947)

Years of Service

1941 – 1957

Locations of Training, Deployment, and Service

Aviation Cadet Training, Twin Engine Flying School, B-17 Transition in Sebring, Florida

Wartime Theaters of Assignment and Major Battles

European Theater (Germany) – B-17 Pilot flew 17 bombing missions

Awards, Decorations, Badges, etc.

Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, POW Medal

Stories of Interest Involving the Service Member

His early life experiences, the “Silver Dollar Story,” the Distinguished Flying Cross Story, the Tragedy of Mission #17 Story, the Story of his POW Experience in Stalag Luft III, the story of his near-deadly post-war ejection on a Nebraska tarmac, etc.  Read all about them on the following pages:

Relationship to the Daniel Haston Family
Other Information About the Service Member's Haston or Haston-Related Ancestry

Bob’s older brother, James (“Jim”) Phillip Haston was also a World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific as a Naval seaman and a driver for some of the highest level WWII Naval Commanders.

Brothers - Robert (Bob) Weldon Haston and James (Jim) Phillip Haston

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