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Robert K. Pimm

Private, U.S. Army

32753001

179th Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: February 18, 1944
Buried at: Plot E Row 13 Grave 33
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Purple Heart

PRIVATE ROBERT K. PIMM was born in 1924 to J. Vernon and Alma E. Pimm. The Pimms made their home at 281 Rhoads Avenue in Haddonfield NJ, where, in 1930, Vernon Pimm worked as an "incorporating secretary", he was in the 1940s associated with a bank in Philadelphia. Robert Pimm graduated from Camden County Vocational School in Pennsauken NJ, and was inducted into the United States Army in March of 1943. 

Robert K. Pimm  was sent overseas in September of 1943, and was assigned to the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He had written home before Christmas of 1943, those letters would prove to be the last his family would hear from him. Robert K. Pimm was reported as missing in action on February 18, 1944, just as his unit was being pulled off the lines for a refit. His body was recovered after the war had ended, and his status was changed to killed in action, as reported in the July 27, 1945 edition of the Camden Courier-Post. Robert K. Pimm was 19 years old when he was killed in action.


Grammar School Classmates
David Kelchner & Robert K Pimm
both died while serving with the
United States Army
during World War II

Photograph courtesy of Bonnie Errickson. 
     Her mother, Betty Ann McConnell (top row left), was a classmate of the two boys. Her father was Camden Courier- Post columnist Dan McConnell

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