Killed in Action (KIA) over France when escape hatch opened on B-17 #42-5827.
Lt Bailey died while trying to go over the mountains between France and Spain to evade capture. This was late October 1943. His final resting place is Lancaster, Lancaster County, South Carolina, USA
Units served with
The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Long Beach 1/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 21/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG Kimbolton 20/5/43; 526BS [LF-Y]; on mission to Le Bourget 16/8/43 Navigator: Harry Bailey Killed in Action when he fell out of ship after escape hatch...
16 August 1943
This mission consists of two elements of B-17s despatched to bomb the German airfields of Le Bourget (Paris), Poix and Abbeville, France. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20);...
||Lancaster, South Carolina
||14 May 1921
||25 October 1943
See Find-a-grave Memorial ID 46516774.
||Lancaster, South Carolina, USA
Lancaster Memorial Park
Lancaster, South Carolina, USA