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1Lt. Harry M. First

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1Lt. Harry M. First

Birth
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death
25 Jul 1944 (aged 28)
Austria
Burial
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID
50665058 View Source

Harry served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24H "Piecemaker" (#42-52368), 765th Bomber Squadron, 461st Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Harry was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down by German Fighters over Linz, Austria during the war. Out of the crew of 10, 7 were Killed In Action and 3 became POW's.

He had served in the Air Force for one year and eight months at the time of his death.

He was decorated with the Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, and one Distinguished Unit Badge.

Service # O-691975

Son of Rabbi Philip First and Sarah Gurevitz First who resided at 412 North Franklin Street, Wilmington, Delaware.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-24H (#42-52368):

DiMartino, Louis, S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Pennsylvania
Duzan, Fred C., S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Indiana
First, Harry M., 1st Lt, Navigator, Delaware
Fulks, Glenial, 1st Lt, Pilot, Kentucky
Jaske, Walter R., T/Sgt, Nose Gunner, Pennsylvania
Krivitsky, Morris A., T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Pennsylvania
Stewart, Robert B., FO, Bombardier, California

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Airmen who became Pow's from B-24H (#42-52368):

Ludlum, Warren O., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot
Godino, Peter N., 2nd Lt, Tail Gunner
Diamond, George, S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner

( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Harry served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24H "Piecemaker" (#42-52368), 765th Bomber Squadron, 461st Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Harry was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down by German Fighters over Linz, Austria during the war. Out of the crew of 10, 7 were Killed In Action and 3 became POW's.

He had served in the Air Force for one year and eight months at the time of his death.

He was decorated with the Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, and one Distinguished Unit Badge.

Service # O-691975

Son of Rabbi Philip First and Sarah Gurevitz First who resided at 412 North Franklin Street, Wilmington, Delaware.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-24H (#42-52368):

DiMartino, Louis, S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Pennsylvania
Duzan, Fred C., S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Indiana
First, Harry M., 1st Lt, Navigator, Delaware
Fulks, Glenial, 1st Lt, Pilot, Kentucky
Jaske, Walter R., T/Sgt, Nose Gunner, Pennsylvania
Krivitsky, Morris A., T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Pennsylvania
Stewart, Robert B., FO, Bombardier, California

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Airmen who became Pow's from B-24H (#42-52368):

Ludlum, Warren O., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot
Godino, Peter N., 2nd Lt, Tail Gunner
Diamond, George, S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner

( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 4 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 50665058
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50665058/harry-m-first: accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt. Harry M. First (5 Oct 1915–25 Jul 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 50665058, citing Jewish Community Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .