Harold Hellman

Military

Bombardier, Alexander crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30153 "Worry Wart". Mission #12 to the Focke-Wulf factory at Hamburg. MACR 131. Flak damaged, vibrating violently over the English Channel, turned 180 degrees back to Germany, crashed near Sudmoor, Emden, Germany. Captured by officials of the Abiletmoor civilian prison camp. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA.
Chicago, IL

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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 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-401542
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736481
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32254612
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32426785
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13027644
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Worry Wart
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron 532nd Bomb Squadron 96th 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

22 February 1912

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 25 July 1943 - 27 January 1945 Stalag Luft III

Based

Prisoner of War

25 July 1943

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Germany 29 April 1945 Stalag Luft VIIA

Revisions

Date23 Jan 2022 17:48:17
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Updated the location of the "POW" event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date15 Apr 2018 03:37:11
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Date18 Mar 2018 00:41:02
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Date16 Mar 2018 03:27:08
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Date3 Nov 2017 18:55:33
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Date25 Oct 2017 00:27:42
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Date24 Oct 2017 23:32:28
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:53
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 131 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database