Robert Joseph 'Bobbie Joe' Purvis

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN
Callahan County, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A SERGEANT. HE WAS STATIONED IN ITALY WITH THE 15TH AIR FORCE DIVISION, 767TH BOMBER SQUADRON, 461ST BOMBER GROUP, HEAVY. HE WAS STATIONED AS A TOP GUNNER ON A B-24 LIBERATOR AND WENT MISSING IN ACTION 31 MARCH 1945. HE WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE AIR MEDAL AND THE PURPLE HEART.