David Edward Harris

Military

Object Number - UPL 57269 - David E. Harris Jr.

February - August 1943. Navigator, Wroblicka Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-29954 'Devil's Angel'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen. MACR 383. Lost 2 engines to fighters. 1st 534th BS crew lost. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA.

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38234081
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37197647
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20500924
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36320870
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735435
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Devil's Angel
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

San Antonio, Texas 1921-10-25

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 1943-08-12 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III, then Stalag VIIA.

Died

1997-08-08

Buried

San Fernando Cemetery #3 San Antonio, Bexar County, TX 1997-08-11 San Fernando Cemetery #3 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Based

Ridgewell 1943-08-12 Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date6 Oct 2020 17:19:00
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:01
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381st Bomb Group Memorial Assoiciation, March 1999; MACR 383 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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