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Harvey Hamilton Fleming

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Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Prisoner of War (POW).

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People

  • Kenneth Burns

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Kemme, near Hildesheim, Germany on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Doyle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Hacic

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Floyd Holman

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Roy Morris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Russell Moss

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Nightingale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Nixon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. 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

  • 42-31338 Hard To Get

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 10/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 1/1/44. Missing in Action Brunswick 10 February 1944 with Pilot Kenneth D. Smith, Co-pilot: Robert R. Nixon, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Charles W. Hacic, Ball...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 216

    10 February 1944
    This mission is a despatch of two separate formations. One formation is a combined force of 169 B-17Fs from 3rd Bomb Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 482BG despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany....

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Charlottesville, Virginia, United States 20 June 1924
Lived in June 1942

Charlottesville, Virginia

Enlisted 3 November 1942

Richmond, Virginia

Prisoner of War (POW) 10 February 1944 – 1945

Interned at Stalag Luft 4 Gross Tychow/Tychowo, Poland. Returned to Military Control on 7 June 1945.

Died 8 January 1990
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 08:24:27 ED-BB Changes to middlename, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 2540
NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Draft Card
NARA WWII POW records
SSDI (Social Security Death Index)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2540 / MACR 2540, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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