Harry D Park

Military
media-41456.jpeg UPL 41456 Varga Venus Crew

The John P. Keys crew: (Left to Right) John P. Keys, Patrick H. Lollis, Elton Dickens Elvin W. Samuelson, Harry D. Park, Joseph A. Costanza, Gilbert A. Borba, Frank O. Thomas, Peter P. Martin and Donald V. Rieger.

Associated people mentioned in caption

Object Number - UPL 41456 - Varga Venus Crew The John P. Keys crew: (Left to Right) John P. Keys, Patrick H. Lollis, Elton Dickens Elvin W. Samuelson, Harry D. Park, Joseph...

Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain in B-17 #43-37865, Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Bomb Division 13th Combat Bomb Wing 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39123538
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-757704
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-810894
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-706941
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

Varga Venus
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Varga Venus
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Yehudi
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

8 August 1944

Born

Lathrop, California, USA

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

France 8 August 1944

Revisions

Date
Contributormapwhe
Changes
Sources

Mark Provost - Great Nephew of S Sgt Gilbert A Borba - sole survivor of the John P Keys Crew

Date
Contributorjmoore43
Changes
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Changed the label for a POW event to “Killed in Action (KIA)” per info in the "Summary biography".

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8073 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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