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Harry John Tappe Jr


He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, and he was listed as employed by the National Biscuit Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was 6' 3" tall; weighed 180 pounds; had brown hair, hazel eyes and a 'light' complexion. It was noted: "Scar on right eye. Big scar on left knee."
He entered the service on 28 November 1942 from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the Air Corps as a Private; he had four years of high school education, was single, without dependents and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Shipping and receiving clerks".
We have Sergeant Tappe listed on the 437th TCG Special Orders #195, dated 27 December 1943. These were the orders generated at Pope Field (Fort Bragg, NC) for the first phase of movement by air and by rail of the 437th personnel to their eventual overseas deployment.
He is also listed on General Order #09, dated 31 March 1944, that authorized the award of the Good Conduct Medal to various 437th TCG personnel.


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 83rd Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...

  • Coulommiers

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born 6 June 1923
Died 10 May 1972


Date Contributor Update
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Draft Registration
Special Orders #195, dated 27 December 1943
General Order #09, dated 31 March 1944
Tappe family member