Robert Traeger Sr.

Robert Traeger Sr. | Union Echo Leader  Fayette County Newspapers

Robert (Bob) Levi Traeger Sr., 99, of West Union passed away Saturday, Sep 17, 2022, in his home in West Union, Iowa. He was born August 7, 1923, to Edgar and Bessie (Book) Traeger on the family farm near Sumner, Iowa.  Later the family moved to West Union.

After High School graduation in 1942, Bob attended Kemper Military school then enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and was assigned to the 8th Airforce based in England during WWII. Bob was a left waist gunner in a B-24 Liberator making 30 bombing runs over Nazi Germany. His squadron was disbanded due to heavy losses and allowed to return to the states.

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