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Harry M Fenton Jr


Shot down by flak and crashed SW of St Pol, FR on a mission to V-sites in the Pas-de-Calais, FR area on 28 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31186. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 709th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31186

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 28/2/44 with Chas Harris, Co-pilot: Roy Dutton, Navigator: Alf Kleinrath, Bombardier: Oliver Griffith, Radio Operator: Manas...


Event Location Date
Born Pasadena, California
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 February 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 02:59:34 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #42-31186 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 02:51:35 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added a POW event and a S/N per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:26 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2889, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces