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Joseph I Harlick


From May 1943 Harlick was attached to 324 Squadron responsible for the maintainance of strike cameras. He reported that they were often roused at 1 am. to be given photographs of that day's target to be copied and handed out at the briefing. Although their primary mission was to photograph bomb strikes, all base activities were documented, and someone was always on standby with a camera in the event of an accident.

8 missions over enemy-occupied Europe.


Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Home of the Memphis Belle

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Born Butte, Montana 28 April 1921


Date Contributor Update
27 March 2020 10:24:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and place associations

Biography completed by historian Helen Millgate. Information sourced from newsletters of the 91st Bomb Group related to the service of Joseph Harlick.

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 11:20:29 Emily Changes to nickname and media associations

Associated media & added nickname from Media

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:19 AAM AAM ingest

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