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Harold Axe Jr

Military

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10ADG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post War: Computer Analyst GM Indianapolis, IN, USA. Retired 1988.

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. ...

  • 10th Air Depot Group
  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Associated Place

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bicknell, IN 47512, USA 7 October 1923

Son of Harold and Anna [Arthur] Axe.

Lived in Bicknell, IN 47512, USA 1941
Enlisted Fort Benjamin Harrison Hospital, Indianapolis, IN 46216, USA 26 February 1943

Fort Benjamin Harrison Indianapolis
Indiana
USA.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 18 April 1945 – 18 September 1945

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Chilbolton, Stockbridge SO20, UK 18 September 1945

Transferred to 10ADG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Indianapolis, IN, USA 15 July 2002
Buried Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Lyons, IN 20 July 2002

Prairie Chapel Cemetery
Lyons
Greene County
Indiana, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 12:15:57 Al_Skiff Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76474179/harold-axe

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 02:10:27 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2016 10:54:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- '1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr. ;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2016 14:33:23 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84302803_harold_axe%20jr/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Axe&GSfn=Harold&GS...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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