James Lewis Yarnall

Military

Object Number - UPL 50440 - S/Sgt James Lewis Yarnall, 100BG

Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Van Stenis crew. 17 x combat missions. Wounded in hand and shoulder on Poznan mission in B-17 'Hard Luck II', grounded thereafter, taking up instructional role till wars end.

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682134
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31167562
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31082928
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12151842
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck II
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck !
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

West Fairview, PA 26 February 1910

Enlisted

4 November 1942

Other

Discharged USAAF

14 September 1945 Medical discharge

Died

Lemoyne, PA 29 July 1992

Based

Thorpe Abbotts 24 February 1944 Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Rolling Green Memorial Park Camp Hill, Cumberland County, PA Rolling Green Memorial Park Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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