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Kenneth Frank Harrison


Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: LOM, WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron
  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-32093 'BIG BARN SMELL'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Gr Island 3/2/44; Grenier 1/3/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-K] Kimbolton 11/3/44; Missing in Action Ulm 9/8/44 with Willis Jones, Bombardier: Paul Repas, ng-Bill McGinnis (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot:...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


Event Location Date
Born Chicago Heights, IL 23 August 1916

Son of John Clarence and Gisela [Sauter] Harrison.

Lived in Commercial Street, Danville, IL 1942
Enlisted Camp Grant, IL 23 February 1942

Camp Grant Illinois

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Henderson, NC 30 August 2008
Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, WI 14 November 2008

Forest Hill Cemetery
Dane County, WI


Date Contributor Update
13 July 2019 14:48:58 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and events

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2019 14:48:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2015 13:48:03 Tom Changes to events and media associations

Information from FRE 4794 caption

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:52 AAM AAM ingest

379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 217 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia