Harry Estil Haskett

Military

Object Number - UPL 50379 - 1st Lt Harry E Haskett, 401BG.

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. Nursed the "Mary Alice" back to England from Munich in one of the most unusual feats of skill reported from 401st base. Haskett's crew on its 5th mission, was "Tail End Charlie" and received the worst of a sudden attack from Fw190's. Tail gunner mortally wounded having fought off and downed a Fw190. RTD

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31316953
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Turret Gunner

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Mary Alice" of the 401st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '401. Unknown. C2. '
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mary Alice
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Erwin, TN 1920-09-19 Son of Martha Haskett.

Died

Winter Park, FL 1992-12-04

Buried

Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Sumter County, FL 1992-12-18 Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida

Enlisted

1943-11-03

Other

Discharged USAF

1954-11-30

Based

Deenethorpe 1944-06-07 - 1945-05-01 Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

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