Harris, Samuel Ward, TSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 0757-Radio Operator- Mechanic-Gunner, AAF MOS
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1945, M 0757, 91st Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1953
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1923
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Harris, Samuel Ward (Sam), TSgt.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Waco
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
May 24, 2010
 
Location of Interment
Rosemound Cemetery - Waco, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Association (AFA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  2003, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
During WWII, Sgt. Harris flew as a radio-gunner aboard B-17G (#42-31678), nost art "Little Patches".  He flew with the 324th and 401st Bomb Squadrons, 91st Bombardment Group (H), 8th Air Force.  He began combat service in the ETO at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England (U.S.A.A.F. Station 121).  He flew 35 combat missions.

During the Korean War, he served as a radio operator in the 3rd Air Rescue Squadron in various aircraft including: C-47s,
B-17s and SA-16s.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

 Ribbon Bar


Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)
Aerial Gunner Badge
USAF Individual Pistol (Bronze)


 
 Unit Assignments
91st Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, M 0757, 91st Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
Schreiner CollegeTexas A&M University
  1940-1942, Schreiner College
  1953-1955, Texas A&M University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  HU/SU-16 Albatross  
  1943-1951, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1950-1951, HU/SU-16 Albatross
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