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Erwin Jack Harrison

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Shuff crew. 22 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM (2OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Birney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group
    Bob Birney was assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron on 5 February 1945 and completed 26 missions between 19 February 1945 and 20 April 1945.

  • George Lesko

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Shuff crew. 19 x combat missions. Severely wounded by flak on 22-Mar-45 returning from a mission to Westerholt, Germany in B-17 43-38630. Despite the pilot electing to land in Belgium to get assistance for...

  • Charles Shuff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Commanding Officer | 384th Bomb Group

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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. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Haven, Connecticut 24 September 1925

Son of Ida and Max Harrison.

Enlisted New Haven, CT 22 July 1943

New Haven, Connecticut

Based Grafton Underwood February 1945 – April 1945

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Pinellas County, FL 17 April 2016
Buried Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Pinellas County, FL 21 April 2016

Bay Pines National Cemetery
Bay Pines, Pinellas County, Florida

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2020 20:50:03 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/606791271
https://www.fold3.com/record/83458495-erwin-j-harrison
https://www.fold3.com/record/716259075-harrison-erwin-j
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=6950
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161344919/erwin-jack-harrison

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2020 18:18:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/606791271
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=6950
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/161344919/erwin-jack-harrison

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2019 15:14:02 Drew Changes to nickname
Sources

son

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=h...

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