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Lester A Harrison

Military

He flew on Jack Lewis crew. Reported to the ETO on 26 Jul 1944.
Crashed on 14 Feb 45 in B-17 #4297185. POW at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11.

AM 4OLC,

Service

People

  • Hardin McChesney

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Field was a radio operator, flying combat missions with the 306th Bomb Group from Thurleigh, Bedfordshire. On 14 February 1945, while on a mission to Dresden, his aircraft was shot down. Field bailed out, after rescuing a wounded crewmate. Another...

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97185

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Wright 23/2/44; Gr Island 28/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 20/3/44; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-J] Thurleigh 31/3/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with Capt Boylston Lewis, Co-pilot: Bob Whitelaw,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Canandaigua, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 14 February 1945
Died 30 August 1991
Buried Caspe Canaveral, Florida

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition MACR 12333, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, First Over Germany pg. 306, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12333 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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