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James Richard Harl

Military

Assigned to 497BS, 344BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Erkeland in B-26 43-34565; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12649

Awards: PH.

Service

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  • Carl Chapman

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 344th Bomb Group
    Capt Carl F. Chapman Jr. attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-34565 Gratis Gladys

    B-26 Marauder
    On 23 February 1945, B-26 43-34565 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. All eight crew killed. MACR 12649.

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Pulaski, Iowa 21 March 1920

Son of James S and Mary E [Fordemwalt] Harl.

Based 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 497BS, 344BG, 9AF USAAF.

Killed in Action Erkelenz, Germany 23 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Erkeland in B-26 43-34565; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. KIA MACR 12649

Buried Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln County, NE 1948

Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2020 18:28:58 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28829095
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952181
https://www.fold3.com/image/648123590
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/753806/james-richard-harl

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2016 12:33:03 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

New entry with detils from:
- "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 19 "Killed in Action", by Charles D Taylor;
- http://www.usaafdata.com/?q=search&page=1498&order=field_rank_value&sort...
- http://www.findagrave.com

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