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Harry R Ankeny Jr


Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 70+ missions, credited with 1.5 air to air victory and 2 ground victories. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 362nd Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...


Event Location Date
Born Nebraska, USA 8 May 1919

Son of Harry R and Beula J Ankeny.

Lived in Lincoln, NE, USA 1940
Promotion Leiston IP16, UK 1943

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Assigned Leiston IP16, UK 2 June 1943 – 16 August 1944

Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Leiston IP16, UK 1944

Promoted to Captain.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 16 August 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Denver, CO, USA 21 February 2004


Date Contributor Update
21 July 2016 17:23:46 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / The 357th Over Europe