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Harvey Herbert Meinke

Military

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3849

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • George Thom

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, remained with A/C as crew baled out, following them at extreme low level. Seemingly he...

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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. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44; Shot down by fighters, crew baled out at low level. 10 x POW. MACR 3849 ...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ellwood Park, Illinois, USA 30 August 1918
Enlisted Camp Grant, Rockford, IL 24 November 1941
Based Shipdham 1944 – 8 April 1944

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Hanover, Germany 8 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, baled out. POW. MACR 3849

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 8 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Discharged USAAF 26 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 2 June 1971

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2019 13:22:41 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29627742
https://www.fold3.com/record/40525817-harvey-meinke
https://www.fold3.com/record/89639400-harvey-h-meinke
https://www.fold3.com/record/621512867-harvey-meinke-1918

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 3849 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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