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The Harold Eye crew of the 339th Squadron, 96th Bomb Group, assigned to B-17G 42-102482; shot down enroute to Berlin/Brunswick on 08 May 1944

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  • Leland Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Leroy Chamberlain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Chase

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Eye

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Crashed west of Wolfenbuettal, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • William Latta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • Joseph McElroy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack McIlraith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Jack McIlraith served as a waist gunner with the 339th Bomb Squadron of the 96th Bomb Group. Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW) at Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12. Flew on Harold Eye crew.

  • W Parnell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Pierson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Thinnes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42102482. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-102482

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-A] Snetterton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Harry Eye, Co-pilot: Leland Baker, Ball turret gunner: Bill Latta[died of wounds in hospital] (3 Killed in...

Locations

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

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Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 21:02:00 mmc14 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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