Harold Major, Jr.
Anderson, South Carolina
Army Air Force, Second Lieutenant
714th Squadron, 448th Bomber Group
Mar 2, 1925
Apr 4, 1945
Killed in Action over Germany
Old Silverbrook Cemetery, Anderson, SC
2nd Lt. Major’s aircraft was reported shot down by fighters near their target in Wesendorf, Germany. Reports vary from 5 -10 parachutes being deployed. Lt. Major was said to have bailed, but his chute failed to open and therefore he was listed as KIA.
Additional InformationMARC #: 13732; Aircraft Model: B-24J; S/N#: 42-45620 Organization: Location: Seething, England Command or AAF/ AF: 8th AF Group: 448th; Squadron: 714th Place of departure: Seething, England Target or Intended Destination: Wesendorf, Germany Type of Mission: Bombing Date: 4 April 1945 Time: 0920 Number of Person Aboard Aircraft- Crew: 11 Passengers: 0 Total: 11
List of Crew (crew positions, name, rank, status)1st Lt. Shafter, James J.(Pilot) 2nd Lt. Major, Jr. Harold (Co-Pilot) 2nd Lt. Pettit, Neal W. (Navigator) 1st Lt. Ellis, Calvin J. Jr. (Bombardier) Sgt. Graham, Daniel G. Jr. (Top) T/Sgt. Petrovich, Walter E. (RCM-Flt Deck) Sgt. Kaiser, William L. (Nose) S/Sgt. Wright, Anderson C. (Left Waist) Sgt. Beall Virgil F. (Right Waist) Sgt. Tarkington, Taylor L (Tail)