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Harry Harvey

Military

21 Sept 1943 accident on landing in B26#41-31770. All returned.

B-26 Marauder Lt Harvey was flying on went down on 28 May 1944 and he became a POW. He was liberated 29 April 1945.

Service

Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 344th Bomb Group
  • 450th Bomb Squadron
  • 495th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95913

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-31770

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 405BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Landing Accident at base 21-Sep-43 7 x Returned to Duty (RTD). Written off. Salvaged.

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

  • Stansted Mountfitchet

    Military site : airfield
    Today, Stansted is one of the busiest airports in Britain. During the Second World War, instead of airliners delivering passengers, Stansted Moutfitchet’s aircrews in their B-26 Marauders attacked Nazi targets, paving the way for D-Day and the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bellmead, TX 25 November 1915
Lived in Goose Creek, TX October 1940

221 East Republic

Enlisted Houston, TX 20 November 1940
Shot Down/Captured 28 May 1944
POW Zagan, Poland 1 June 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft III
(dates are approximate)

Died 2 November 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2020 01:07:32 decwriter Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Lt Harry Harvey was flying on B-26 #42-95913 Y5-H on 28 May 1944 while serving with the 344th Bomb Group, 495th Bomb Squadron when they were shot down due to AAA. He became a POW as determined on MACR #5144.

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2020 02:27:09 466thHistorian Changes to events and place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=6853443
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44040_08_00...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2275/images/33153_B0613...
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?dt=466&sc=11675...

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2020 01:19:12 decwriter Changes to biography and awards
Sources

NARA files verified Harry Harvey's awards and decorations. According to his file, he served from 20 November 1940 to 30 June 1961. After World War II, he served in the Reserve component and during the Korean War. According to his official file, he was liberated on 29 April 1945 and his Purple Heart was awarded in 1945 for wounds when shot down on 28 May 1944. Of note, he was authorized the Prisoner of War Medal, which was authorized on 8 November 1985, yet died in 1988 and more than likely never applied for it through government channels.

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2020 00:05:58 decwriter Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events
Sources

NARA files verified ASN upon entry, date and place of enlistment and awards.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 288

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