Harris, Thomas James

Individual Personnel Data
Name Harris, Thomas James   
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 12049888   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88, effective 11 May 1944.
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 14 June 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, New Jersey
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 5800 (3.927 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Vogt, Jean Deveau, "Gene"Co-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Sulser, James David, JrNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Eisenach, Ralph EugeneBombardierPOW
S/SGT. McClanahan, John Howard, JrRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
SGT. Holt, Alfred IrwinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
SGT. Larocca, Frank (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Harris, Thomas JamesTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Marshall, Sylvester JosephFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Witherspoon, Elmer StanleyFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 13 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
113 23 May 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37982 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
41A Group Flying Spare.
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
118 28 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑37974 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Tail Gunner 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
123 2 June 1944 Target: Four Medium Howitzer Batteries, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Neufchatel (5 miles SE of Hardelot), France
Tail Gunner 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
L Squadron.
Sortie Report
130 7 June 1944 Target: Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: Caen, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing.
Sortie Report
132 10 June 1944 Target: Chateau Bougon Airfield (41A) & Vannes Airfield (41B)
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nantes & Vannes, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Tail Gunner 42‑37785 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97188 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Low Group. Attacked by about ten enemy aircraft on route to target; aircraft exploded and crashed near Bisseau, France. MACR 580
Sortie Report

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