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Harold Olen Lansberry


Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. William McPherson crew. 24 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • William McPherson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30135 'Trouble Shooter. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Thomas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. ...

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30135 Trouble Shooter

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Presque Is 10/5/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-N] Polebrook 26/5/43. Transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 16/6/43. ...

  • 42-31329

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Memphis 10/11/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 15/11/43; with Glen Infield force landed RAF Manston 4/3/44; 25m, Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Jim Reed, Co-pilot: Maj Noel Strader,...

  • 42-31924 'Ol' Dog'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 5/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Presque Is 29/1/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-Q] Horham 2/2/44; over Berlin 18/4/44 with A.V. Bowden,Tail gunner: Elbert E. Hargraves (Killed in Action). Flew 41 missions. Missing in Action Leipzig 29/5/44 with...

  • 42-39924 'Tornado'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 9/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-N] Horham 12/11/43; with P.L. Huie force landed Rattlesden AFB 10/2/44, (crew OK); 52m, Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Bill Sheehan, Co-pilot: Chas Beck, Navigator: Vic...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


Event Location Date
Born Woodland, PA 17 February 1923

Son of Howard O and Vera E Lansberry.

Enlisted Altoona, PA 28 January 1943

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Based Horham July 1943 – March 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 14 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Grand Island, NY 19 June 2009
Buried Whitehaven Cemetery Grand Island, Erie County, NY 22 June 2009

Whitehaven Cemetery
Grand Island,
Erie County, New York,