Harry William Ahlers

Military

Object Number - UPL 52924 - Harry W Ahlers

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions.

Awards: AM (2OLC), 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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36864214
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19207494
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33798774
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer / Top Turret
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-774043
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 36335720
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Shape
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Diabolical Angel
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 27 February 1945

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New York 1921-01-21 Son of John and Catherine [Apel] Ahlers.

Died

Hopedale, Tazewell County, IL 2011-02-11

Buried

Minier Cemetery Minier, Tazewell County, IL 2011-02-14 Minier Cemetery Minier, Tazewell County, Illinois

Based

Deenethorpe Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

New York City, NY 1942-06-25 New York City, New York

Other

Discharged USAAF

Honourable discharge.

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