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James H Howarth


Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Frankfort on 7/28/44 in B-17 #42102952


Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102952

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-H] Polebrook 31/5/44; Missing in Action 29m Merseburg 28/7/44 with Pilot Bill Long POW; Co-Pilot Ben Upshaw POW; Flight engineer/top turret gunner Jack Hurley POW;...


Event Location Date
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:28 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7817 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database