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Robert Patterson Felgar Jr


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


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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


  • 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...


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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