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Harold Stanley Barth

Military

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Dwight Hastings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6176

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Hunter 14/6/44; Grenier 23/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 7/8/44 with Dwight Hastings, Co-pilot: Ken Durtschi, Navigator: Jim Shaw, Bombardier: Dominic Siani, Flight...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lockhaven, PA 26 January 1925

Son of Wilson G and Blanche M [Shoemaker] Barth.

Lived in Lockhaven, PA 1942
Enlisted Altoona, PA 17 April 1943

Altoona, PA

Based Amendola Airfield 1944 – 7 August 1944

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Mechnitz, Poland 7 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and captured. POW 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 7 August 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Lockhaven, PA 6 October 2011
Buried Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven, PA 10 October 2011

Rest Haven Memorial Park
Lock Haven,
Clinton County, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 11:48:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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