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CARLLEEN ROBERTSON, FLEW WITH FLYING TIGERS

Carlleen "Carl" Robertson, a flight engineer with the Flying Tigers Air Squadron during World War II and a partner in several local businesses, died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 1996) in Veterans Hospital, Buffalo, after a long illness. He was 82.

Robertson, of East Oak Terrace, was born in Deloro, Ont. He had been a resident of Youngstown since 1961.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945 and flew the Chine-Burma-India tour during the war with the Flying Tigers. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Victory medals.

He worked as an associate with Robertson Excavating Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1972. He had also been a partner in Robertson Brothers, Lewiston, and a partner with his son in Greg's Pools, Lewiston, for the past 18 years.

He was president of Lewiston Seneca Realty, Lewiston.

Robertson was a member of Local 463, International Union of Operating Engineers, Ransomville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Arlene A. Barker; a son, Greg; a stepson, John Caldwell of Ransomville; a stepdaughter, Judith Cole of North Tonawanda; a sister, Iona Hasting of Englewood, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Hardison Funeral Home, North Fourth and Ridge streets, Lewiston. Burial will be private.

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