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Harry Charles Nuessle




  • Kendrick Bragg

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Flew the B-17 'All American ' that had its tail left hanging by an ME109 and flew it safely back to base. The song 'On a Wing and a Prayer' was dedicated to Lt. Bragg for his daring deed. 97th became part of the 15th AF in 1943. This incident happened...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24406 'All American'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 13/7/42; transferred 414BS/97BG Polebrook 6/42; Maison Blanche, Alg. 13/11/42; Tafaraoui, Alg. 22/11/42; Biskra, Alg. 25/12/42; on Tunis mission was rammed by Me109G 1/2/43 almost slicing rear fuselage and tail of plane off; made...

  • 41-9021 Big Bitch/ Hangar Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 18 January 1917
Enlisted Philadelphia, PPhiladelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA 29 September 1941
Buried San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA 1991

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Died 27 June 1991


Date Contributor Update
16 April 2021 23:07:35 Larry Gross Changes to service number

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2019 20:09:58 jmoore43 Changes to person associations and unit associations

Added connections to his pilot for Feb. 1, 1943 and to 8th AF for Aug. 1942 missions.

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2019 20:05:07 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C 41-24406.

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02 October 2019 20:03:01 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added enlistment event per reocrd on

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02 October 2019 19:56:09 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added state of birth per Find-a-grave MEMORIAL ID 1039805.

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2019 19:47:42 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Added a connection to his Bomb Group for August 1942.

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2019 19:41:26 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Added person per info on A/C 41-9021 & Find-a-grave MEMORIAL ID 1039805.