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N 41d 56' 512" W 72d 41' 36"  
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Robert D. Wright

 

Crew of 42-24909 Flyin' Home
Back row L-R: James T. Murphy, Bombardier; Vernon W. Garner, Co-pilot; Dan Burggraf, Pilot; Lewis J. Hahn, Vavigator, Robert Wright, Radar.
Front row L-R: James T. Berry, Tail gun; Robert Doughty, Sr. gun; John T. Mummah, Flight Engineer; Walter Schroeder, L. gun; Harry E. Hart, Radio; Carl Rudolph, R. gun.

 

Recent Address:

8883 Browning Dr, Waterville, OH 43566

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Family Information:

Doris Eble - mother; Cloren Wright - father; Linda Larson and Cyndi Wright - daughters

Hometown:

Toledo, OH

Date Entered Service:

May 1943

Service Number:

O-932838

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

793rd

Location of Unit:

Tinian - June 28th 1945

Missions Flown:

8 (Burggraf crew)

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Fukui, Aomori, Numazu, Kyushu, Takarazuka, Hikari Naval Arsenal, Hachioji

Awards/Decorations:

Asiatic/Pacific Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Air Medal, 20th Air Force Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation

Service Schools Attended:

Texas Technical College, Lubbock, TX (academic preflight) - June, 1943; Santa Ana, CA - classification; Tuscon, AZ, AAF Primary, Pilot training - January 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

Pilot

Rank Upon Discharge:

2nd Lieutenant

Crew Type:

Flight

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24909 - Flyin' Home

Were you a POW?

No

If so, where?

 

Were you interned?

No

If so, where?

 

Date Transferred from the 58th:

December 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

May 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

Captain, Air National Guard, 1951-1960, Mansfield, OH, Detroit, MI and Toledo, OH

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Contractor

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