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Harlan David Bunn Jr

Military

Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Carl Eckhart

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Carl J. Eckhart was Radio Operator on B-17G #42-102457 'Filthy Hag" when it was hit by Flak at an altitude of 23,000 feet on the 22 April 1944 mission to Hamm, Germany. The plane caught fire, 2 engines on the same side were knocked out and the...

  • John Guy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harvey Hesse

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Francis Krahling

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Lee

    Military | Major | Pilot; Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Charles D. Lee flew with the 93rd BG in 1943 and then transferred to the 91st BG on 24 January 1944. Became Group Operations Officer on 7 February 1944 in the 91st BG. Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Prevost Marshall

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator; Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Arrived in England in July 1943. Shot down on 10th mission over Hamm (Ruhr) on 22 April 1922 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Ryan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 42-40000 'Just Nothing. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Fred Snavely

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Leonard Sterle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Fire broke out near the top turret shortly after take off on mission to Eschweiler in B-17G # 42-40009 on 24 Jan 1944. RTD. Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW). He flew on the Charles D. Lee, Jr. crew.

  • Jay Suldan

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #4240000 'Just Nothing. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

Missions

  • 311

    22 April 1944

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 2 September 1922

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Lived in 1942

Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas

Enlisted 31 October 1942

Tyler, Texas

Prisoner of War 22 April 1944 – 1945

Interned at Stalag XVIIB Braunau-Gneikendorf, near Krems, Austria. NARA WWII POW record : “Returned to Military Control 21 July 1945.”

Buried 1986

Harlan Bunn rests at the Mitchell Cemetery in Jasper, Missouri

Died 16 February 1986

Jasper, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2020 10:26:24 ED-BB Changes to person associations
Sources

Frank Scorsune was not on board 42-40000 when it was lost

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2020 14:50:10 ED-BB Changes to awards
Sources

Added Purple Heart in Awards

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2020 14:38:29 ED-BB Changes to biography, awards, events and person associations
Sources

MACR 4259
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft Card
VA Gravesite Locator

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2020 08:48:59 ED-BB Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, person associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 4259

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4259 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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