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Reuben William Hartje

Military

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13040

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Eber Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13040 Awards: PH.

  • Charles Lipscomb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio-Waist Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586 and 587BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96213 'Sheboygan Redskin'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak in wing and in cockpit crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 3 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 13040

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

  • Cambrai/Niergnies

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lavalle, WI 6 April 1924

Son of Herman William and Wilhelmenia M [Lucht] Hartje.

Based Boreham 1944 – 22 March 1945

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Baled Out Haltern, Germany 22 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13040

Prisoner of War (POW) Falenbostel, Germany 26 March 1945 – 2 May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IIb.

Died Delavan, WI 19 June 2009
Buried Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, WI 17 July 2009

Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Union Grove, Racine County, WI

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2018 12:00:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29440470
https://www.fold3.com/record/93845523-reuben-w-hartje
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/387945
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39207867/reuben-w-hartje

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