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Harold M Becker


Bombardier. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF.
Credited with one German fighter destroyed on 16 August 1943 with the Cormany crew.



  • William Cormany

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Cormany crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30864. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 885. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. The 381st BG was awarded the Distinguished Unit...

Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron


  • VIII Bomber Command 83

    16 August 1943
    This mission consists of two elements of B-17s despatched to bomb the German airfields of Le Bourget (Paris), Poix and Abbeville, France. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20);...

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...


Event Location Date
Died 5 April 1993


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04 August 2018 02:56:18 ARowe95 Changes to role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations


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381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia