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Harrison Savant

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Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

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People

  • Joseph Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Bateson

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    MACR Number: 2862 Date: 440225 Aircraft Type: B-17 ...

  • John Buhs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Repatriated due to injuries - date unknown.

  • Roy Bumsted

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lyle Hathaway

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Hodge

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Injured by 20mm shell. Held in camp Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11.

  • Paul Kaltenbacher

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Lupole

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 February 1944 at Saarbrucken, Germany in B-17 #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Amputation of right leg. Repatriated due to injuries in Feb 1945. Germany POW camp : Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11

  • Mitchell McArthur

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39841 Wacky Woody

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/9/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-G] Snetterton 9/10/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with 452BG crew with Bill Lupole WIA (leg amputated), Co-pilot: Bob Bateson, Navigator: John Buhs (Wounded in Action), Bombardier: Roy...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisiana, USA 8 August 1923
Lived in Allen Parish, LA, USA November 1942
Enlisted Lafayette, LA, USA 10 November 1942
Died Kinder, LA 70648, USA 1 September 2008

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 15:52:23 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
Sources

personal photo collection

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 18:01:04 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Savant&GSfn=Harri...

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 17:58:27 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Savant&GSfn=Harri...

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 17:57:38 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Savant&GSfn=Harri...

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 17:39:36 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=88940

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 14:00:13 Lucy May Changes to events
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https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 13:55:40 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography and place associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2862, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=111236

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:55:12 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to biography
Sources

WW

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1999 Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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