Harold B Reichert

Military

Object Number - UPL 31731 - Lt. Harold B Reichert and crew of the 322nd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, in front of B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Rusty Dusty",...

Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Assigned to BAD3.

Mission List [Partial]:

8-Sep-44 Ludwigshaven AC #579
9-Sep-44 Ludwigshaven AC #579
11-Sep-44 Lutzkendorf AC #308
19-Sep-44 Hamm AC #202
25-Sep-44 Frankfurt AC #234
27-Sep-44 Cologne AC #308
2-Oct-44 Kassel / Fritzlar AC #144
3-Oct-44 Nienburg AC #202
7-Oct-44 Frieburg AC #234
9-Oct-44 Schweinfurt AC #398
14-Oct-44 Cologne AC #880
15-Oct-44 Cologne AC #360
22-Oct-44 Brunswick AC #360
30-Oct-44 Hamm AC #360
2-Nov-44 Merseburg AC #360
5-Nov-44 Offenbach AC #360
9-Nov-44 Metz Area AC #360
21-Nov-44 Merseburg AC #360
27-Nov-44 Offenburg AC #360
29-Nov-44 Merseburg AC #116
9-Dec-44 Stuttgart AC #855
12-Dec-44 Merseburg AC #578
14-Jan-45 Cologne AC #761
15-Jan-45 Ingolstadt AC #578
29-Jan-45 Niederlahnstein AC #578
14-Feb-45 Prague AC #761
24-Feb-45 Hamburg AC #578
26-Feb-45 Berlin AC #615 or 964
28-Feb-45 Schwerte AC #630
4-Mar-45 Reutlingen AC #471

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 70th Replacement Depot 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-886750?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bride of Mars
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron
An airman of the 91st Bomb Group admires a pin-up painted on the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress (LG-D, serial number 44-6578) nicknamed "Rusty Dusty". Handwritten caption on reverse: '91/322. 44-6578.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Rusty Dusty
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 8 September 1944
  • Date: 9 September 1944
  • Date: 11 September 1944
  • Date: 19 September 1944
  • Date: 25 September 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Reading, PA, USA 1922-06-19

Enlisted

Philadelphia, PA, USA 1942-09-10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based

Bassingbourn 1944-08-24 Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF

Other

Assigned to BAD3

Langford Lodge, United Kingdom Assigned to BAD3 Langford Lodge. Ferrying and flight testing war weary bombers.

Other

End Tour Duty (ETD)

England, UK Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Died

Lady Lake, FL, USA 2010-06-23

Buried

Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, FL Florida National Cemetery Bushnell Sumter County, FL

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