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Loss of 43-39035 - query about an entry on AAF Form 1A (Harrier)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hello, As part of a small team researching the loss of the above 547th BS/384th BG aircraft on 19th March 1945, I have two questions regarding entries on the Airplane Flight Report - Engineering (AAF Form No 1A), copied as part of the crash report. ..

Purple Heart in case of KIA/MIA (DeborahS)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hello All, I was wondering about the Purple Heart... From my understanding, when a soldier was KIA or MIA, he should receive a Purple Heart. Now I noticed that on a flight crew of 10 men, who were all either KIA or MIA, only 5 received a Purple Heart (sou..

509th Composite Group WWII Emblem (Bob Watkins)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Does anyone have a photograph, or printed document, taken prior toV-J Day that shows an emblem for the 509thCompGp? This unit did not have an approved insignia until the post war era.I have seen several different emblem designs used to represent the 509th..

Looking for information on Victor Douglas Brecht 384th group 546th sq. (artist deb)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

We are looking for anyone who might have known Victor Douglas Brecht (KIA). He was with the 384th bombardment group 546th squadron from May 1944 - July 12, 1944. He and his crew were shot down over Munich, Germany on July 12, 1944. There were 5 survivors ..

William R. Harry's Crew, 384th BG, 546th BS (GREYFOX)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My father's best friend, Tom B. Wheeler, was engineer and top turret gunner on 2nd Lt. William R. Harry's crew of the 384th BG, 546th BS, based at Grafton Underwood. They completed 11 combat missions starting on July 28, 1943 in #42-30145. They suffered e..