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Harold Keith Beall




  • Thomas Barton

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group

  • John Burch

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 2nd Bomb Group

  • Arthur Dixon

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Arthur Dixon originally arrived at the 493rd BG in May 1944 and flew with the David Whitlock crew. after completing 7 combat missions, when the Ball turrets were removed from the B-24's in July 1944, Arthur left the crew and was eventually transferred...

  • John Harlan

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 2nd Bomb Group

  • Edward Quimby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 2nd Bomb Group

  • Cornelius Reilly

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group

  • Daniel Soltis

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 2nd Bomb Group

  • Lloyd Terry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group

  • Eric Zackrison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    He and his high school class mate Robert Kennewick both worked for Boeing before enlisting. Both became B-17 pilots. Both were KIA in December 1944. Zachrison on the 6th at Amendola, Italy. Kennewick (379th BG) on the 9th over Romilly-sur-Seine,...

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    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

    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...

  • 96th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31682 Jocko

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Atlanta 26/12/43; Savannah 27/12/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 1/2/44; 59m crashed on take off for Zagreb 6/12/44 with Eric Zackrison, Co-pilot: Harry Beall, Navigator: Ed Quimby, Bombardier: John Burch, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born 30 June 1924
Lived in Niles, MI June 1942

16 N. 7th

Died Amendola Airfield, Italy 6 December 1944

a/c crashed on takeoff. Entire crew were KIA.

Buried Niles, MI 1949

Silverbrook Cemetery
Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, USA



Date Contributor Update
29 December 2020 01:58:59 ktm Changes to person associations

2nd Bomb Group Records

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2020 02:22:38 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events

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08 December 2020 03:51:37 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations