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Harold L Noelting


Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed on takeoff, unable to escape wreck of B-26 42-96267 21-Sep-44 Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM (5OLC), PH.



  • Charles Lipscomb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio-Waist Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586 and 587BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

Units served with


  • 42-96267

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal crash, hit prop wash on take off, stalled and crashed onto the runway, shortly thereafter exploding. Pilot Lt Howard I Davis. 5 x RTD, 1 x KIA.

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

  • Holmsley South

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42, Holmsley South opened in September 1942 as a Coastal Command base before construction was complete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 35 pan and three loop hardstandings, and five T2 hangars. The 1st American residents,...

  • Tour-en-Bessin

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Butler County, IA 25 January 1907

Son of Frederick W and Bertha M [Eisentrager] Noelting.

Enlisted Illinois, USA 1942
Based Boreham 1944 – 21 September 1944

Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Tour-en-Bessin, France 21 September 1944

Crashed on takeoff, unable to escape wreck of B-26 42-96267 Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 1946

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial


Date Contributor Update
08 November 2018 19:31:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations