TSgt Harry Nutter Russell

TSgt Harry Nutter Russell

Delaware, USA
Death 21 Nov 1944 (aged 20)
Cenotaph Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until November 22, 1945, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Son of Harry Lee Russell and Bessie Snowberg Russell.

Husband of Betty Culver Russell.

Harry, who resided in Bridgeville, Delaware, served as a Staff Sergeant and radio operator on B-24J #42-100267, 375th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on October 31, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a meatcutter and also as being Single, without dependents at the time of his enlistment.

B-24J #42-100267 took off from Chengkung, China on a shipping strike. While returning to base two engines, which had been damaged by anti-aircraft fire near Kunming, China, became disabled. Four of the crew bailed out and the remaining crew stayed on the B-24 which eventually crash landed at the base on return.

Harry, who had bailed out, was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission.

He had served in the Air Corps for two years and one month at the time of his death and was decorated with a "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal, and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12133533

Harry also has a "Cenotaph" in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-100267:

O'Donnell, James T. ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Russell, Harry N., T/Sgt ~ Radio Operator, DE
Weiss, Murray ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NY

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56777461
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Harry Nutter Russell (24 Oct 1924–21 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56777461, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .