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Harry B Koukol

Military

Waist gunner B-17 42-30219 A/C Battle damaged, Oschersleben 28/7/43. Oxygen and Intercom shot out, Koukol 1 of 3 crew baled out. POW. Missing Air Crew Report 215.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30219

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 12/5/43; Bangor 6/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-J] Horham 15/6/43; 6m, battle damaged Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Bill Thomas, rest unknown (7 Returned to Duty); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Cameron,...

  • 42-30284

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 21/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 15/6/43; 2m, Missing in Action St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Sell Smith, Co-pilot: J.W. Hargrove, Navigator: Lester Moreland, Bombardier: Raoul...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Baled out Oschersleben, Germany 28 July 1943

A/C Battle damaged, Oschersleben 28/7/43. Oxygen and Intercom shot out, Koukol 1 of 3 crew baled out. POW. Missing Air Crew Report 215.

Prisoner Of War POW Stalag Luft III Żagań, Poland 28 July 1943 – 1945

Prisoner Of War. Stalag Luft III.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2015 13:43:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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