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SSGT Harry J Meier

SSGT Harry J Meier

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Jul 1943 (aged 19–20)
Scorrano, Provincia di Lecce, Puglia, Italy
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot SECTION I, SITE 62-63
Memorial ID 3303228 · View Source
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Son of Fred A. Meier of 327 6th Street Southeast, Washington, D.C.

Harry served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator/Aerial Gunner aboard B-24D Liberator #42-40205 "The Joker", 415th Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Group, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in the District Of Columbia prior to the war.

Harry was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down by German Bf-109 fighter, and crashed near Scorrano, Italy during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Three crew members deployed parachutes, but all ten crew members were Killed In Action.

He was originally interred in Bari, Italy and was later repatriated here on February 15, 1950.

Service # 13076385

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The other crew members killed were:

Evanko, Frank S ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Pennsylvania
Guenza, Alfred L ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, California
Hicks, Fred A ~ 1st Lt, Observer, Illinois
Hruska, Frank J ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Illinois
Johnson, Herman, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Turret Gunner, Georgia
Johnson, Loren J ~ T/Sgt, Engineer-Gunner, Oregon
McKlindon, James M ~ Sgt, Aerial Gunner, Pennsylvania
Michael J Nolevanko ~ S/Sgt, Aerial Gunner, Montana
Schaer, Walter H, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Nebraska

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Inscription

SSGT, 415 AAF BOMB SQ, 98 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3303228
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Harry J Meier (1923–2 Jul 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3303228, citing Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .