Harry Bell


Object Number - UPL 50921 - The 9 member crew that were on the Millie "K" on it's final mission. All crew members safely parachuted from the plane and were POW's.

Crashed near Saarfeld on 9/28/44 in B-17 'Millie K' #42-37878, Prisoner of War (POW).


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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16135275 / O-823631
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Millie K
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron


  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania


Event Location Date Description


Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 28 September 1944 Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Grinnell, Iowa, USA


Date20 Apr 2022 22:20:42

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 4 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:16

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9376 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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