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Harold Joseph Wiley

Military

Flew 29 missions over Germany, France etc. Plane was Reich's Ruin from Dec '43-March -44.

Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Clusters/ DFC

Service

People

  • Samuel Johnston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Crew completed 25 missions by 19 August 1943

  • Gerald Kreske

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Stephen Musolino

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Dean Sanner

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Dean Sanner

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    35 x combat missions on B-17's. Transferred to 654BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Julian Wesley

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31480

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Romulus 5/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG Chelveston 27/12/43; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 20/5/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Chanute Field

    Military site : airfield
    Chanute Field was established in 1917 as a training ground for pilots. After a brief closure at the end of the First World War, the airfield was designated a technical school and provided training for ground personnel during the Second World War. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Johnsonville, New York 14 March 1919
Enlisted Chanute Field, IL 18 October 1940

Chanute Field Illinois

Discharged USAAF 3 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Valley Falls, NY 24 August 2010
Buried Saratoga National Cemetery, New York 29 August 2010

Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
Schuylerville,
Saratoga County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2019 12:41:46 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84354966-harold-j-wiley
https://www.fold3.com/record/283052630-harold-j-wiley
https://www.fold3.com/image/161231530?terms=42-31480
https://www.fold3.com/record/629042542-harold-wiley-1919
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72869296/harold-j-wiley

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / June Carey, Queensbury, NY

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