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Harry C Meyer


Shot down 24 Feb 1944 in B-17 #41-24571 'INDIANAPOLIS WAR BIRD' on mission to Steyr, Aus. MACR 2619.


Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb 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


  • 41-24571 'Indianapolis War Bird'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG Bangor 14/9/42; West Palm Beach 24/11/42; transferred MTO 97BG Biskra, Alg. 1/43; 49BS/2BG 14/11/3; Massicault, Tun 14/11/43; Missing in Action Steyr, Aus. 24/2/44 with Harry Meyer, Co-pilot: Ralph Sneedon, Navigator: John McTeague,...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 24 February 1844

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12


Date Contributor Update
12 August 2020 21:23:17 jmoore43 Changes to place associations

Added a connection to Stalag Luft I per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2020 04:17:05 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 03:59:43 jmoore43 Changes to highest rank and role

Added role and rank per info on the 2nd BG website.

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 03:50:12 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, service number, biography, unit associations and aircraft associations

Added person per crew list in the A/C #41-24571 description.
Added S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).