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Harry D Freivogel

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After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps".
One of the Bomber Boys he was stationed with the 448th Bomb Group, 714th Bomb Squadron at Seething. He flew 29 missions as a member of Bryson's crew. The war ended before being able to complete number 30.
After the end of the war in Europe he went back to work for the same company for another 40 years. He and his wife of 73 years raised 3 sons.

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  • Emil Beaudry

    Military | Colonel | Command Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Served as Command Pilot for the 714th BS in the 448th and then moved to the 467th BG as Assistant Operations Officer till end of War.

  • Robert Brady

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner. Bryson's crew | 448th Bomb Group

  • Wilbur Bryson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • William Horrell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Copilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Casper Interrante

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner and Chaff Thrower | 448th Bomb Group

  • George Jeffries

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group

  • Donald Kamler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 448th Bomb Group

  • Gerry Mason

    Military | Colonel | Pilot; Commanding Officer of 448th BG | 448th Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer of the 448th Bomb Group based at Seething from April 1944 to November 1944. 25 missions over Himalaya 'Hump' while executive officer, Indo-China Air Transport Wing. DFC/ AM

  • Theodore Matson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group

  • Bernard Neumann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 20th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 339th Bomb Squadron
  • 712th Bomb Squadron
  • 714th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

  • 595

    1 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force

    6 September 1944

  • 639

    18 September 1944

  • 645

    22 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

  • 707

    9 November 1944

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Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born O'Fallon, IL, USA 30 August 1921

Born in his Grandfather's house

Enlisted Saint Louis, MO, USA 22 August 1942

Had to have named changed from Jean to Harry on birth certificate.

Reported to duty Chicago, IL, USA February 1943
Based Seething 4 August 1944 – 15 April 1945

2nd Air Div, 448th Bomb Group. 714th Bomb Squadron

Lived in O'Fallon, IL, USA 1945 – January 1950
Discharged Scott Air Force Base, IL, USA 22 September 1945

Had to remain on inactive service for 7 years.

Lived in Shreveport, LA, USA January 1950 – August 1953
Lived in Birmingham, AL, USA September 1950 – November 1950
Lived in Sacramento, CA, USA June 1957 – August 1960
Lived in Dallas, TX, USA August 1960 – June 1965
Lived in Omaha, NE, USA 1965 – 10 January 2015
Died Omaha, NE, USA 10 January 2015

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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