Robert D. Wright

<div style='text-align: center;'>Crew of 42-24909 Flyin' Home<br />
Back row L-R: James T. Murphy, Bombardier; Vernon W. Garner, Co-pilot; Dan Burggraf, Pilot; Lewis J. Hahn, Navigator, Robert Wright, Radar.<br />
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.</div>
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, Navigator, 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
E-mail Address: Robwri1@yhaoo.com
Family Info: 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
Squadron:
Location of Unit: Tinian - June 28, 1945
Missions Flown: 8 (Burggraf crew)
Hump Missions:
Targets: Fukui, Aomori, Numazu, Kyushu, Takarazuka, Hikari Naval Arsenal, Hachioji
Awards: Asiatic/Pacific Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Air Medal, 20th Air Force Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation
Service Schools: Texas Technical College, Lubbock, TX (academic preflight) - June, 1943; Santa Ana, CA - classification; Tuscon, AZ, AAF Primary, Pilot training - January 1944
MOS: Pilot
Rank Upon Discharge: 2nd Lt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24909 - Flyin' Home
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Date Transferred from the 58th: December, 1945
Date Discharged: May, 1946
Post WWII Service: Captain, Air National Guard, 1951-1960, Mansfield, OH, Detroit, MI and Toledo, OH
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Contractor
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