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TSgt Harry H Harkins

TSgt Harry H Harkins

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 24–25)
Myanmar
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56749235 · View Source
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His wife was Mary E Harkins.

Harkins was the flight engineer on B-24J #44-40992, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a five plane formation that departed Pandaveswar India to bomb targets at Moulmein Burma. Five minutes after dropping their bombs the formation was jumped by eight to twelve Japanese fighters. During the attacks Harkins' plane collided with one of the other bombers in the formation causing both to crash into the Bay of Martaban, killing both crews.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

Harkins received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.


Family Members

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Texas.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56749235
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Harry H Harkins (1919–22 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56749235, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .