Harry Harvey

Military

21 Sept 1943 accident on landing in B26#41-31770. All returned.

B-26 Marauder Lt Harvey was flying on went down on 28 May 1944 and he became a POW. He was liberated 29 April 1945.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Bellmead, TX 1915-11-25

Enlisted

Houston, TX 1940-11-20

Died

1988-11-02
Goose Creek, TX 221 East Republic

Other

Shot Down/Captured

1944-05-28

Other

POW

Zagan, Poland 1944-06-01 Stalag Luft III (dates are approximate)

Revisions

Date1 Sep 2020 01:07:32
Contributordecwriter
Sources

Lt Harry Harvey was flying on B-26 #42-95913 Y5-H on 28 May 1944 while serving with the 344th Bomb Group, 495th Bomb Squadron when they were shot down due to AAA. He became a POW as determined on MACR #5144.

Date16 Aug 2020 01:19:12
Contributordecwriter
Sources

NARA files verified Harry Harvey's awards and decorations. According to his file, he served from 20 November 1940 to 30 June 1961. After World War II, he served in the Reserve component and during the Korean War. According to his official file, he was liberated on 29 April 1945 and his Purple Heart was awarded in 1945 for wounds when shot down on 28 May 1944. Of note, he was authorized the Prisoner of War Medal, which was authorized on 8 November 1985, yet died in 1988 and more than likely never applied for it through government channels.

Date6 Jul 2020 00:05:58
Contributordecwriter
Sources

NARA files verified ASN upon entry, date and place of enlistment and awards.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:17
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 288