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Harold O Erickson Jr


Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30216, Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30216

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [--S] Knettishall 18/6/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Ralph Swanson, Co-pilot: Harry Erickson, Navigator: Chas Bergheimer, Bombardier:...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 28 July 1943


Date Contributor Update
13 May 2020 18:22:41 jmoore43 Changes to nickname, biography and aircraft associations

Added "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.
Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added a connection to A/C #42-30216 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:11 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3128