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Jay A Ter Haar

Military

Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' #41-29124. Killed in Action (KIA).

He was burried with his crewmembers on 3 July 1944 in Hoofddorp by the Germans and later reburied at the American Military Cemetery at Margraten (near Maastricht in the Netherlands) where he still rests today. He was specifically remembered last on Memorial Day 2017 at Margraten by the Commissaris van de Koning in de Provincie Limburg Th. J. F. M. Bovens.

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29124 Connie

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by AAA on mission to Genshagen/Marienfelde, Germany 21 June 1944 and crashed at Hoofddorp. MACR 6159.

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Holland, Michigan, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Hoofddorp, Netherlands 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 22:27:53 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 22:26:42 jmoore43 Changes to surname and middlename
Sources

Corrected the name by moving "Ter" from the middle name field to the suffix field.

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2017 15:01:33 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

Correspondence with Femke Akerboom-Beekman, who provided the information and the following sources:
http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery...
https://nara-media-001.s3.amazonaws.com/arcmedia/media/images/28/32/28-3...
http://www.margratenmemorialcenter.org/margraten/
http://www.limburg.nl/dsresource?objectid=f8087b20-b50e-4df4-a18b-b68ebb...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6159 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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