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Hiram E Harris Jr

Military

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230080 'High Life. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2018 09:33:12 apollo11 Changes to place associations
Sources

Information gathered after visiting the 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 683

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