Harry Estil Haskett


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


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


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



Event Location Date Description


Erwin, TN 19 September 1920 Son of Martha Haskett.


3 November 1943


Deenethorpe 7 June 1944 - 1 May 1945 Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.


Discharged USAF

30 November 1954


Winter Park, FL 4 December 1992


Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Sumter County, FL 18 December 1992 Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida

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