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Harry Siders

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Harry Siders was the Tail Gunner on B-17 Fort Worth Gal #44-6095 on the 10 September 1944 mission. Killed in Action (KIA). Seen preparing to bail out of the Fortress before it exploded and crashed at Neibsheim, near Bruchsal, Germany.

Service

People

  • John Diedrich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed at Neibsheim on 9/10/44 in B-17 Fort Worth Gal 44-6095

  • Alexander Donaldson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator / Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Alexander Donaldson was a Waist Gunner in the 381st Bomb Group/533rd Bomb Squadron. Shot down on 8th mission 10 September 1944 in B-24 #44-6095 "Fort Worth Gal". Interned at Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow (Tychowo) Poland. Prisoner of War (POW) #3207. ...

  • Ernest Germano

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Ernest Germano was in the 381st Bomb Group/533rd Bomb Squadron. On the 10 September 1944 mission, he was Pilot of B-24 44-6095 and parachuted from the stricken Liberator. Captured after landing, he became a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Cloyde Goody

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Cloyde Goody was in the 381st Bomb Group/533rd Bomb Squadron. On the 10 September 1944 mission, he was Ball Turret Gunner on board B-24 44-6095 and parachuted from the stricken Liberator. Captured after landing, he became a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Grey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    James Grey was in the 381st Bomb Group/533rd Bomb Squadron. On the 10 September 1944 mission, he was Co-Pilot on board B-24 44-6095 and parachuted from the stricken Liberator. Captured after landing, he became a Prisoner of War (POW). After his return...

  • William Shelly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    William Shelly was in the 381st Bomb Group/533rd Bomb Squadron. On the 10 September 1944 mission, he was Top Turret Gunner on board B-24 44-6095 and parachuted from the stricken Liberator. Captured after landing, he became a Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • Edward Spaniol

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Edward Spaniol was in the 381st Bomb Group/533rd Bomb Squadron. He was Bombardier on board B-24 44-6095 on the 10 September 1944 mission and parachuted from the stricken Liberator. Captured after landing, he became a Prisoner of War (POW). He served in...

  • Richard Tierney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Richard Tierney was in the 381st Bomb Group/533rd Bomb Squadron. On the 10 September 1944 mission, he was Navigator on board B-24 44-6095 and parachuted from the stricken Liberator. Captured after landing, he became a Prisoner of War (POW). ...

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    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...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6095 Forth Worth Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 29/4/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-N] Ridgewell 26/5/44 (30missions). Missing in Action Gaggenau 10 September 1944 with Pilot Ernest Germano, Co-pilot: James M. Grey, Navigator: Richard A. Tierney,...

Missions

  • 619

    10 September 1944

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Columbus, Ohio 23 March 1925

the son of Harry E. Siders. He had a twin sister named Ethel Siders who later married and became Ethel Carillet, my grandmother.

Lived in 1943

Columbus, Ohio

Enlisted 10 August 1943

Columbus, Ohio

Buried September 1944

In Germany, in a cemetery in the Neibsheim/Bruchsal area

Killed In Action (KIA) 10 September 1944

Not clear how he was killed. The plane, Fort Worth Gal, was hit by AA and the entire crew bailed out. 8 crew members were captured by the Germans and as per MACR 8906, his body was found in Neibsheim, near Bruchsal (German KU 2882 report). Fellow crew members state that an old woman came to them with Sgt. Sider's parachute and helmet, which were both covered with blood.

Buried 1949

Harry Siders' remains were brought back to the US and he rests at the Union Cemetery in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2019 13:10:06 ED-BB Changes to biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 8906
HEADSTONE Application signed in January 1949 by his father Harry E. Siders

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 20:46:44 mestguy182 Changes to surname
Sources

Justin Linnert, Harry Siders was my Great Uncle.

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 20:42:30 mestguy182 Changes to events
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Justin Linnert, Harry Siders was my Great Uncle.

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 20:41:57 mestguy182 Changes to events
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Justin Linnert, Harry Siders was my Great Uncle.

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 20:39:09 mestguy182 Changes to service number
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Justin Linnert, Harry Siders was my Great Uncle.

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 20:37:49 mestguy182 Changes to aircraft associations
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Harry Siders was my Great Uncle, my name is Justin Linnert.

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 / MACR 8906

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