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Harry D Powers Jr

Military

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29991 'Patches', Prisoner of War (POW).

AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH/ POW

Service

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29991 Patches, We'll Never Know

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Dallas 2/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Love Fd 13/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-T] Framlingham 14/7/43 PATCHES; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Fernie...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Martville, New York 4 July 1920
Prisoner of War (POW) Near Krems Austria 14 October 1943

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2021 18:09:12 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added an association to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Updated the location of the "POW" event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 02:36:07 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added the date to the POW event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 02:28:09 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2020 02:18:03 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #42-29991 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2020 19:00:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self; MACR 858

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