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Harvey Ernest Helmberger

Military

Assigned to 513BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

People

  • Joseph Darby

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 513BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: AM (5OLC), BSM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Harry Feltenstein

    Military | Captain | Co-pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 513BS, 376BG 9AF USAAF. Flew 25 combat x missions including the air raids on the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. At the end of the war he was an intelligence officer at the 15th AF HQ. ...

  • Julian Fleming

    Military | First Lieutenant
    Assigned to 513BS, 376BG 9AF USAAF. Awards: AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 513th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-11591 Queen Bee, Lorraine

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 41-11591 'Lorraine' 513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, piloted by William R. Zimmerman, returned safely to Libya. Renamed from 'Queen Bee'. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Burke, SD 3 April 1918

Son of George E. and Marie Caroline Louise [Claus] Helmberger.

Enlisted Omaha, NE 18 April 1942

Omaha, Nebraska

Lived in Norfolk, NE 1943
Based 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 513BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Riverside County, CA 23 December 2005
Buried Park Hill Cemetery Vancouver, Clark County, WA 26 December 2005

Park Hill Cemetery
Vancouver, Clark County, Washington

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2022 16:07:20 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99741983/harvey-ernest-helmberger

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2022 19:31:32 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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https://www.fold3.com/image/245415363
https://www.fold3.com/image/623550363
https://www.fold3.com/record/84603826/harvey-e-helmberger-wwii-army-enli...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99741983/harvey-ernest-helmberger

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2022 19:30:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/245415363
https://www.fold3.com/image/623550363
https://www.fold3.com/record/84603826/harvey-e-helmberger-wwii-army-enli...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99741983/harvey-ernest-helmberger

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