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Bob Fischer


Date and Place of Birth: circa 1922 Milwaukee, WI
Date and Place of Death:    November 17, 1944 Lesina, Italy
Baseball Experience: College
Position: Pitcher
Rank: First Lieutenant
Military Unit: 317th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group USAAF
Area Served: Mediterranean Theater of Operations

Robert A. "Bob" Fischer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a pitcher on Notre Dame's baseball team in 1941 and 1942. He also played guard on the college basketball team.

First Lieutenant Fischer served with the Army Air Force's 317th Fighter Squadron of the 325th Fighter Group in Italy. Flying a North American P-51D Mustang nicknamed "Notre Dame", Fischer was killed while bailing out of his fighter plane as it went down in flames over Lesina, Italy on November 17, 1944.

Robert Fischer was the fourth Notre Dame letterman to lose his life in WWII.

1/Lt. Robert Fischer P-51D

One of 1/Lt. Robert A. Fischer's P-51D Mustangs

Date Added July 28, 2012 Updated July 10, 2013

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