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Harold Blair Bish

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 489th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Connoquenessing, PA 25 June 1918
Lived in Connoquenessing, PA 16 October 1940

Worked for Castle Rubber Co.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 3 December 1942
Died Alesani Airfield, Corsica 13 May 1944

KIA when his airfield was attacked by German bombers. The attack killed 24 soldiers and wounded 115 more.

Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Plot I Row 9 Grave 35
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Piazzale Kennedy, 1
00048
Italy

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2021 03:16:32 466thHistorian Changes to events and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56306574/harold-blair-bish

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2021 03:14:10 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44033_05_00...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56306574/harold-blair-bish
https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/bish%3Dharold
http://www.budslc.com/ww2/index7.htm
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/3147/images/41226_24214...
http://www.reddog1944.com/May_12-13_1944_German_Raid_On_Alesan_Airbase.htm

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