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Robert L. Underbrink

Born: Jacksonville, Illinois May 15, 1926
Connection to Illinois: Underbrink was born and raised in Jacksonville. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1944. He often wrote articles that appeared in the Jacksonville Journal Courier.

Biography: Bob Underbrink graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1944 and was soon drafted into the Army, where he served as a tanker in Patton's famed 3rd Army. He arrived at the front in April 1945 as the war was coming to an end. After a short time in Czechoslovakia, he served in the occupation army until August, when he was sent to the Shrivenham (England) American University, a temporary institution staffed by American professors.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Destination Corregidor
ISBN: 0870211420 OCLC: 141942

United States Naval Institute Annapolis, Md., 1971

A factual account of the early attempts to supply MacArthur.

Somewhere We Will Find You
ISBN: 0557298989 OCLC: 549367259 Bennington, VT : 2013

Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. Search and Rescue Operations in the CBI, 1942-1945. This work offers a clear picture of the combined efforts that were made to bring back pilots and aircrews who, because of pilot error, equipment failure, weather or enemy action, found themselves stranded in the inhospitable terrain stretching across North Burma between China and India, while flying "The Hump". 92 photos, end notes, bibliography, index.

  Treasure trove: An annotated bibliography of books concerning sunken gold, lost mines, and buried treasure

Lamplighter Press Annapolis, Md., 1974