Capt Frederic E Harburg


Capt Frederic E Harburg

Colorado, USA
Death 6 Feb 1944 (aged 31)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Frederic served as a Captain & Navigator on B-25D #42-87286, 17th Squadron, 71st Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Jefferson County, Colorado prior to the war.

B-25D #42-87286 took off, with a crew of 6 and two other B-25's, from Finschafen Airfield, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on a Reconnaissance mission over Bunabun Harbor, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

Over the target area they were hit by ground anti-aircraft fire and were seen to explode and crash into Bunabun Harbor. The entire crew was lost.

Frederic was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-418293

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #42-87286:

Brown, Lon F ~ Capt, Pilot, SD
Harburg, Frederic E ~ Capt, Navigator, CO
Maggio, Michael R ~ Sgt, Gunner, NJ
Samuelson, Ralph E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Sproules, Joseph T ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Wilkinson, Sterling E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, UT

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )



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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56775900
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Frederic E Harburg (21 Mar 1912–6 Feb 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56775900, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .