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Edward F Haraburda

Military

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak whilst strafing a train. A/C P-51D 44-13564 crashed near Cologne, 1st Lt Haraburda Killed in Action KIA 20-Nov-44. MACR 10297.

Service

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. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13564 'Little Nobody'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak whilst strafing a train. A/C crashed near Cologne, pilot 1st Lt Edward F Haraburda Killed in Action KIA 20-Nov-44. MACR 10297.

Associated Place

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Connecticut, USA 1940
Enlisted Windsor Locks, CT, USA 11 February 1942
Promotion Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 1944

Promoted 1st Lieutenant.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Cologne, Germany 20 November 1944

Hit by flak whilst strafing a train. A/C P51D 44-13564 crashed near Cologne, 1st Lt Haraburda Killed in Action KIA 20-Nov-44. MACR 10297.

Buried 1945

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial,
Neupre, Belgium.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2016 21:07:44 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83374006_edward_f%20haraburda/photos/
https://www.fold3.com/page/529853349_edward_f%20haraburda/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10297 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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