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Harry D Park


Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain in B-17 #43-37865, Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Gilbert Borba

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Sgt Gilbert A. Borba, only survivor, all other crew were Killed in Action (KIA) 08-08-1944 Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain, France in B-17 "Varga Venus" #4337865

  • Peter Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17 #43-37865, shot down by flak on 8 August 1944 - MACR 8073.

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Units served with


  • 43-37865

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/5/44; Hunter 9/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44. Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-P] Thorpe Abbotts 10/7/44. Missing in Action on the mission to Saint-Sylvain (Calvados) 8 August 1944. Pilot : John P. Keys; Co-pilot: Elvin W. Samuelson; Navigator:...


Event Location Date
Born Lathrop, California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 8 August 1944
Died 8 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
08 October 2021 17:56:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Changed the label for a POW event to “Killed in Action (KIA)” per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8073 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database