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John F Harrington

Military

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions. Mortally wounded on mission, only member of crew hit. Landed in Sweden in B-24 42-51523 17-Jan-45. Wounded in Action (WIA), subsequently died of wounds in Swedish hospital 20-Jan-45. MACR 11742.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Karl Eisele

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier; Pathfinder Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Initially on B-24 42-95024, the “Gypsy Queen” piloted by Leo Baumann. After its crash, reassigned to other planes. On the 20th mission in January 1945, plane was hit by flak and landed in Sweden. Interned in Sweden until 8 May 1945. B-24 42-51523, the...

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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. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51523 Full House

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg. Major J Floore, Capt Harry Gruener, 1Lt J Harrington [WIA], Capt R White, 2Lt K Eisele Jr, 1Lt T Steph, 1Lt C Kline, T/Sgt P Golden, T/Sgt W Tipton, S/Sgt C Trone Jr, S/Sgt A Chipman...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Suffolk County, MA, USA
Based Hardwick 1944 – 20 January 1945

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Wounded in Action (WIA) Harburg, Hamburg, Germany 17 January 1945

Mortally wounded on mission, only member of crew hit.

Died Sweden 20 January 1945

Wounded in Action (WIA), subsequently died of wounds in Swedish hospital 20-Jan-45.

Buried Malmö, Sweden 23 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 17:41:54 GratefulSonOfFlierEisele Changes to person associations
Sources

as per Ted Eisele, Karl's son

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2018 22:54:30 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763408?terms=John%20F%20Harrington
https://www.fold3.com/image/46703817

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2018 22:45:58 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763408?terms=John%20F%20Harrington
https://www.fold3.com/image/46703817

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11742

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