Fortune's Follies

                       Robert Patrick O'Riley Fortune and the 6th Bombardment Group (VH)

                                                                  Tinian Island, Mariana Islands

                                                                        January - August, 1945   



                                                    20th Army Air Force              313th Bomb Wing                 6th Bomb Group                  24th Bomb Squadron



                        The Target: Japan                              The Weapon: Fortune's Follies                                The Men: Crew 2408                                       


                                                           The XXI Bombardment Command

                                         The Boeing B-29                        XXI BC Structure               XXI BC Losses


                                                                                             The 6th Bombardment Group

                                                                               6th BG  B-29 Inventory        6th BG B-29 Photos


                                                                  Robert P. O'R. Fortune and Crew 2408

           Robert P. Fortune: War Years (PDF)  Crew 2408's Important Missions  Robert P. Fortune  Letters



                             6th Bomb Group Website                                                 Last Revision: June 3, 2018

               The Race to Build the Atom Bomb (PDF)        Send comments or questions to webmaster @

                        The Pirate's Cove Website                         

                        Army Air Forces Website                                                                                         

                    USAAF World War II Digest

       1946 USAAF Statistical Digest (PDF-14MB)

          Video: Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer

 Video: 40thBS B-29 R66 Ditching at Iwo, May 26, 1945