Bright, Damon Keppler, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 131X, VF-46 Men-O-War
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bellvedere, IL
Last Address
621 Maple Ave
Belvedere, IL

Casualty Date
Feb 17, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Belvedere Cemetery - Belvedere, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

LTJG Bright was a pilot with VF-46 stationed aboard the USS Cowpens. Although no details about his loss is available, it is known that he left on a mission near Tokyo, Japan and never returned. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 306427
   
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Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyVF-46 Men-O-War
  1944-1945, 131X, USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
  1944-1945, 131X, VF-46 Men-O-War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Morotai
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 Colleges Attended 
Grinnell College
  1939-1942, Grinnell College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Sep 01, 1943, Commissioned an Ensign
  Feb 17, 1945, Reported as Missing in Action
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1946, World War II Fallen
  1946, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1946, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1946, WW II Memorial National Registry
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