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Harris Brockington Pate Jr

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  • John Bellendir

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 321st Bomb Group

  • Raymond Swingholm

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 321st Bomb Group

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Born Durham, NC 19 January 1924
Combat Missioin Grosseto, Italy 9 June 1942

43-27742

Lived in Hamlet, NC 30 June 1942

109 Spring Street

Worked at the Hamlet Theater

Enlisted Spartanburg, SC 30 January 1943

Camp Croft

Combat Mission Porto Santo Stefano, Italy 9 March 1944

42-64508

Combat Mission Littorio (Latina), Italy 10 March 1944

42-64527

Combat Mission Spoleto, Italy 13 March 1944

42-64527

Combat Mission Orvieto, Italy 1 April 1944
Combat Mission Orvieto, Italy 12 April 1944

42-32333

Combat Mission Ficulle, Italy 16 April 1944

42-53373

Combat Mission Terni, Italy 29 April 1944

42-32458

Combat Mission Orvieto, Italy 30 April 1944

42-32458

Combat Mission Marsciano, Italy 2 May 1944

41-13179

Combat Mission Piambino, Italy 11 May 1944

41-29989

Combat Mission Vallecorsa, Italy 12 May 1944

42-60667

Combat Mission Castiglione, Italy 14 May 1944

43-27534

Combat Mission Viterbo, Italy 17 May 1944

41-13202

Combat Mission Borgo San Lorenzo, Italy 19 May 1944

43-4050

Combat Mission Rignano, Italy 24 May 1944

43-4050

Combat Mission Todi, Italy 25 May 1944

43-27723

Combat Mission Cecina, Italy 26 May 1944
Combat Mission Massa, Italy 27 May 1944

43-27698

Combat Mission Fiano, Italy 29 May 1944

43-27742

Combat Mission Cave, Italy 31 May 1944

43-27742

Combat Mission Subiaco, Italy 1 June 1944

43-27572

Combat Mission Cortona, Italy 3 June 1944

43-27572

Combat Mission Viareggio, Italy 4 June 1944

43-27742

Combat Mission Ronciglione, Italy 5 June 1944

43-27742

Combat Mission Viterbo, Italy 6 June 1944

43-27742

Combat Mission Sassaferrato, Italy 13 June 1944

43-27742

Combat Mission Castiglioncello, Italy 15 June 1944

43-27769

Combat Mission Viareggio, Italy 22 June 1944

43-27769

Combat Mission Ventimiglia, Italy 29 June 1944

43-27769

Died Newport News, VA 27 October 2006

Harris Brockington Pate Jr., 82, died peacefully in his sleep at home, Friday, Oct. 27, 2006.
Born Jan. 19, 1924, Harry valiantly served his country during World War II in the European and North African Theatres and retired from NASA Langley Research Center in 1982 after 35 years of service.
Harry, a native of Hamlet, N.C., had been a Peninsula resident for over 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Clark Pate.
He is survived by three children, three stepchildren, and a grandson, Harris Brockington Pate III and wife, Linda, of Surry; Doris Catherine Pate of Charlotte, N.C.; William E. Pate of Newport News; Barbara Frances Coxe and husband, Joe, of Newport News; Karen Bennett Lisota and Patricia Ann Bennett, both of Virginia Beach; and Harris Brockington Pate IV of Surry.
Harry was a brilliant, kindhearted person who loved his animals and his beautiful orchids. He will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Buried Newport News, VA 30 October 2006

Peninsula Memorial Park
Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia, US

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2022 12:02:06 Al_Skiff Changes to awards
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90988306/harris-brockington-pate

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2021 23:01:30 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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http://57thbombwing.com/321stHistory/321_BG_1944-05.pdf

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