ROBERT B. HARPER, LTJG, USN
Robert Harper '44
Date of birth: June 23, 1921
Date of death: February 20, 1946
From the 1944 Lucky Bag:
Bruce was lost when his FG-1D Corsair crashed near NAS Miami, Florida on February 20, 1946 while participating in night formation flying training. A contemporary newspaper reported "Harper was flying in a formation of six when he suddenly veered off and crashed in flames, Lieutenant (Jg) William B. Barrow, flight leader, reported."
Bruce has a memorial in Graceland Cemetery in Creston, Iowa.