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1LT Fred K Harrison Jr.

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1LT Fred K Harrison Jr.

Birth
Death 10 Dec 1944
Indonesia
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot E, 253 255
Memorial ID 3300229 View Source
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Son of Fred K. Harrison, Sr. who resided in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Fred served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24J #44-40929, 372nd Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Orleans Parish, Louisiana prior to the war.

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on October 26, 1944.

B-24J #44-40929 took off from Morotai Island on a bombing mission to Miri. During this mission it was believed that this B-24 was hit by enemy flak causing them to crash in Indonesia during the war.

Fred was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Manila, Philippine Islands and was later repatriated here on January 16, 1950.

Service # O-711395

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Crew who perished on B-24J (#44-40929):

Bennett, Leonard C, S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Harrison, Fred K, 1st Lt, Navigator, LA
Hanan, Roy E, T/Sgt, Engineer, OK
Hinton, J. W., LTC, Co-Pilot, TX
Hritz, Henry J, T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NJ
Jones, Robert M, 1st Lt, Bombardier, VT
Patrick, Herbert N. F., 1st Lt, Pilot, CA
Podewils, Robert H, S/Sgt, Asst. Radio-Op, NY
Shea, Francis E, S/Sgt, Gunner, KS
Westlund, George H, S/Sgt, Asst Engineer, MN
Wong, Thomas Y., Sgt, Gunner, NY

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3300229
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/3300229/fred-k-harrison : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Fred K Harrison Jr. (unknown–10 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3300229, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .