Harold Charles Becker

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 50281 - JACK OGG CREW #13, 100th BG Front Row L-R: Jack Ogg-CP, Loren Van Steenis-P, Harold Becker-N, Lester Torbett-Bomb. Back Row L-R: Archie...

Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Van Steenis crew. 23 x combat missions. Killed instantaneously by flak on Berlin mission in B-17 42-38053 'Hard Luck II' Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31167562
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31082928
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12151842
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34382632
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck !
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Jenny lee
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 457th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fennimore, WI 24 April 1921 Son of Clarence Lester and Edna E. [Edington] Becker.

Enlisted

Peoria, IL 1 March 1942

Other

Commissioned

Hondo Army Air Field, TX 3 June 1943 Commissioned 2nd Lt, Hondo Army Air Field, Texas

Died

Over Berlin 7 May 1944 Killed instantaneously by flak on Berlin mission in B-17 42-38053 'Hard Luck II' Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried

27 September 1948 Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK Plot E Row 1 Grave 24

Revisions

Date2 Jun 2021 01:58:59
Contributoracbernstein1
Sources

Ancestry.com

Date22 Apr 2021 00:07:56
Contributorktm
Sources

National Archives

Date22 Apr 2021 00:02:52
Contributorktm
Sources

National Archives

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:59
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Chronology p. 130 Supplement p. 432 , Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces vol 3 pg 650 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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