Lester A Harrison

Military

Object Number - UPL 23423 - Jack R Lewis, Pilot 8th Air Force Group 306, Squadron 369

He flew on Jack Lewis crew. Reported to the ETO on 26 Jul 1944.

Crashed on 14 Feb 45 in B-17 #42-97185, Prisoner of War (POW).

AM w/ 4 OLC.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15315015
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 369th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

30 August 1991

Born

Canandaigua, New York, USA

Buried

Caspe Canaveral, Florida

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 14 February 1945 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date7 Dec 2021 21:13:02
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Removed redundant info from "Role/job" field.
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition MACR 12333, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, First Over Germany pg. 306, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12333 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pi…

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