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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: February 18, 1946
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

1944 Harper LB.jpg

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Robert Bryce Harper

Creston, Iowa

Bruce was living proof that good men do come out of the Corn State. He ran them dizzy at battalion basketball and taught them how to pull an ace out of the hole. That little white ball plunking into the cup knew "R. B.'s" ability at golf. Studies? Well, Bruce did not wear stars, but "les arbres" seldom saw him among their grim branches. He had the knack for dodging trouble, and rarely did the little man with the sword have a chance to scream, "Get that man's name and initials." Even women have not been able to confuse Bruce and destroy his quiet amiability.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


Robert was lost when his FG-1D Corsair crashed near NAS Miami, Florida on February 18, 1946 while participating in night formation flying training.

Unable to find any other information on his life, loss, or burial/memory marker location.

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