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2LT James Richard Harl

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2LT James Richard Harl

Birth
Pulaski, Davis County, Iowa, USA
Death
23 Feb 1945 (aged 24)
Germany
Burial
Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
Section R, 0, graves 96 & 97
Military
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Memorial ID
753806 View Source

Army Service No. (ASN): #O-722452
497th Bomb Squadron, 344th Bomb Group, Medium

James R. Harl is listed as Killed In Action in the 1946 Army and Army Air Forces Personnel Casualty List for Davis County, Iowa.

U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 lists his residence as %Bob Wilkinson, R.R. #6, Ottumwa, Iowa. Mailing address listed as R.R. #2, Bloomfield, Iowa. Contact person listed as James S. Harl of Bloomfield, Iowa. Place of birth listed as Pulaski, Iowa. Employed as clerk by Miller Brothers, 119 W. Main, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa as of 07/01/1941 registration date.

Iowa, U.S., World War II Bonus Case Files for Beneficiaries, 1947-1959 lists his entry date into service as 12/01/1941. Attended Starkville State College, Starkville, Mississippi for 3 1/2 months (year unknown). The file also contains a Certificate of Marriage issued in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi on the wedding date of August 7th, 1943.

U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 lists WWII overseas dead returned. Re-interred on September 20th, 1950.

information below gleaned from: https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/241244

Bombardier. Failed to Return (FTR) Erkeland in B-26G-11-MA Marauder #43-34565 "Gratis Gladys"; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. All eight crew members Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report 12649.

***I would like to thank Amy Find A Grave ID 47519962 for adding her gravesite photo to this memorial***

***I would like to thank Calling~All~Angels Find A Grave ID 47070408 for updating the birth/death locations on this memorial***

Army Service No. (ASN): #O-722452
497th Bomb Squadron, 344th Bomb Group, Medium

James R. Harl is listed as Killed In Action in the 1946 Army and Army Air Forces Personnel Casualty List for Davis County, Iowa.

U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 lists his residence as %Bob Wilkinson, R.R. #6, Ottumwa, Iowa. Mailing address listed as R.R. #2, Bloomfield, Iowa. Contact person listed as James S. Harl of Bloomfield, Iowa. Place of birth listed as Pulaski, Iowa. Employed as clerk by Miller Brothers, 119 W. Main, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa as of 07/01/1941 registration date.

Iowa, U.S., World War II Bonus Case Files for Beneficiaries, 1947-1959 lists his entry date into service as 12/01/1941. Attended Starkville State College, Starkville, Mississippi for 3 1/2 months (year unknown). The file also contains a Certificate of Marriage issued in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi on the wedding date of August 7th, 1943.

U.S., National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 lists WWII overseas dead returned. Re-interred on September 20th, 1950.

information below gleaned from: https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/241244

Bombardier. Failed to Return (FTR) Erkeland in B-26G-11-MA Marauder #43-34565 "Gratis Gladys"; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. All eight crew members Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report 12649.

***I would like to thank Amy Find A Grave ID 47519962 for adding her gravesite photo to this memorial***

***I would like to thank Calling~All~Angels Find A Grave ID 47070408 for updating the birth/death locations on this memorial***


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