Harry served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator/Gunner on B-24H #41-28894, 747th Bomber Squadron, 456th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
Harry was normally assigned to the 457th Bomber Group but either was assigned or volunteered for this mission with the 456th.
He resided in New York prior to the war.
Harry was "Killed In Action", while on a bombing mission, when his B-24 was shot down by German Anti-Aircraft and crashed near Wiener Neustadt, Austria during the war.
He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Service # 32639877
Son of Fannie Hoffman who resided in New York City, New York.
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Airmen who perished on B-24H #41-28894:
Berreen, Charles W ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Clark, Richard R ~ Capt, Pilot, CA
Grella, Marion A ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NE
Hoffman, Harry D ~ S/Sgt, Radio/Gunner, NY
Ritchey, Wayne C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, IA
Ward, Edward C ~ Sgt, Gunner, FL
Williams, Marvin J ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Wilt, Albert R ~ 2nd Lt, Passenger, NY
Airmen who became POW's: B-24H #41-28894:
Allen, James K ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OK
Bowlan, David O ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, AR
Curry, Edward J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Lane, Lyle V ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, MS, "DOW"
Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
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