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Wilfred C Harader


Killed in Action (KIA) on 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23820, 480th ASG/1st Ass while serving as Assistant Radio Operator. The aircrft failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Biscay. Empty dingies were found 75 miles northwest of Brest/ Obit Stolle of 8/JG2 in FW 190 claimed the loss. The anti submarine squadron was under administrative control of the 8th and operational control of RAF coastal command.

Purple Heart


Units served with


  • 41-23820

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-5-CO 41-23820 was assigned to 480th Anti-Submarine Group/1st Anti-Submarine Squadron at St. Eval, UK. The aircraft was on TDY duty with RAF Coastal Command but under administrative control of VIII Air Support Command. The aircraft was despatched...


  • RAF/VIII Air Support Command ANTI-SUB PATROL

    26 February 1943
    On 26-Feb-43 B-24D 41-23820 480th Anti-Submarine Group/1st Anti-Submarine Squadron was serving with RAF Costal Command and was despatched on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay. The aircraft was shot down by Oblt Stolle of 8/JG 2 about 75...

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Event Location Date
Born Butler County, Kansas
Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 26 February 1943

Killed when aircraft was shot down by a German fighter and crashed into the sea 75 miles north-west of Brest, France.

Commemorated Saint-James, France 1945

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Brittany American Cemetery.


Date Contributor Update
22 June 2015 22:03:15 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 22-Jun-2015. Added decorations and Commemorated event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) records. Made connections to Place, Aircraft and Mission within existing website data; Added KIA event, Loss date, A/C model number and Unit Associations to Summary Biography per "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AF Vol.1 by Bishop and Hey, p.81, WWII Memorial web site