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Robert W Harrison

Military

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7655 'Chubby Champ'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin 29-Apr-44. Hit by flak and by fighters in rear fuselage. Bale out order given by pilot, 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. Crashed Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 4486

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tiffin, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4486 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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