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Robert Patterson Felgar Jr

Military

POW. Shot down by flak and crashed at Falaise on 8/13/44 in B-17 42-31927.

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31927

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-F] Kimbolton 8/2/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 13/8/44 with Bob Felgar, Navigator: Homer Gregory, Bombardier: J.W. Hansen, Radio Operator: Ron Moellering, Ball turret gunner: Harry...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 1 January 1919

Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA

Prisoner of war 13 August 1944
Buried East Lawn Palms Cemetery and Mortuary 27 September 2004

East Lawn Palms Cemetery and Mortuary
5801 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712 USA
PLOT Block 34

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2021 13:39:15 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

"Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Bishop & Hey
MACR 7905

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2019 20:37:34 jdfelgar Changes to events
Sources

The family record for birth, family and public record for death.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2019 18:09:34 jdfelgar Changes to service number
Sources

Added serial number from World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946 from U.S. Archive AAD.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2019 17:44:57 jdfelgar Changes to middlename and service number
Sources

Corrected middle E to P for Patterson, added service record number from U.S. National Archives & Records.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7905; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 317

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