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Robert P Bright Jr


Crashed at Okoven on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 'Lady Fortune' #42-97858, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97858 'Lady of Fortune' "Carmen's folly"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 100BG Thorpe Abbotts 30/4/44 LADY FORTUNE; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-Y] 1/5/44; 82m, Missing in Action Cologne 10/1/45 with Roger Rand, Navigator: Irving Plinskin, Ball turret gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born Cordele, Georgia
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
17 December 2020 21:54:25 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added a POW event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2020 21:51:03 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to the A/C #42-97858 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2020 21:49:53 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2020 21:48:31 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11743