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Alfred Jackson Hargrave

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24629

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-O] Cheyenne 13/9/42; Thurleigh 23/1/43; transferred 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-G] 25/9/43; {4m} Missing in Action Duren 20/10/43 with John Hendry, Navigator: Bernie McNamara, Bombardier: Dick Webster {Wounded in Action}, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pueblo, CO 25 August 1918

Son of Myrtle Hargrave.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 20 October 193 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Enlisted Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas 30 October 1941

Fort Bliss,
El Paso, Texas

Based Molesworth 1943 – 20 October 1943

Assigned to 358BS, 303BS, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Valenciennes, France 20 October 1943

Shot down 20-Oct-43 in B-17 41-24629. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032

Died Canoga Park, CA 6 June 1957

6 Jun 1957 (aged 38)
BURIAL
Imperial Memorial Gardens
Pueblo, Pueblo County, Co

Buried Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, CO 12 June 1957

Imperial Memorial Gardens
Pueblo,
Pueblo County, CO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2018 16:32:40 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/90169539-alfred-j-hargrave
https://www.fold3.com/image/28604832
https://www.fold3.com/record/43582550-alfred-j-hargrave
https://www.fold3.com/image/538542327?terms=Alfred%20Hargrave
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41741335/alfred-j-hargrave

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1032 / MACR 1032, Roster / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://303rdbg.com/rost-hij.html#H

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