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2nd Lt Harold G. Russell - 96BG/337BS pilot of B-17 42-5877 shot down at Arkel by German fighters on 22 June 1943.




  • Harold Russell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 22 June 1943 in B-17 #425887. Plane abandoned by crew over Gorinchem, Holland. Crashed near Schelluinen. All crew members Prisoner of War (POW).


  • 42-5877

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 12/4/43; Smoky Hill 23/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action 22/6/43 with Harry Russell, Co-pilot: Purcell Rae, Navigator: Lou Chadwick, Bombardier: Sid Loveless, Flight...


  • VIII Bomber Command 65

    22 June 1943
    The German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany, is the primary objective of this mission and is assigned to the Bomb Groups with the most expericence. Also the industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is assigned...


  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 22:26:38 Peter den Tek Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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