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Harry C Alexander Jr


Shot down by fighters and crashed at Unzhurst in B-17 "Boeing's Best" #42-31342, Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    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


  • 42-31342 "Boeing's Best"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Wilmington 9/11/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-L] Chelveston 3/12/43; Missing in Action Pirmasens, Germany 9/8/44 with Bob Canon, Co-pilot: Joe Kemp, Navigator: Jim Oliver, Radio Operator: Forrest Roudebush...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Vineland, New Jersey
Died 11 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
11 May 2020 00:49:36 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:19 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8071