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Estabrooks Harry W.

Monuments

B-17 42-31322 Monument

 

Name:
Harry W. Estabrooks
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
37220156
Unit:
364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-02-22
State:
Kansas
Cemetery:
Cambridge American Cemetery, United Kingdom
Plot:
F
Row:
5
Grave:
41
Decoration:
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Comments:

Harry W. Estabrooks was born on August 7, 1921 in Hooker, Oklahoma. He was the son of Albert P. Estabrooks and Winnie M. Estabrooks Cubbage. He served in the 364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomb Group (Heavy), based at Chelveston, Northamptonshire, as a Staff Sergeant and Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner of the B-17 #42-31322 "Mi Amigo" during World War II. On 22 February 1944, the heavily damaged USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft Mi Amigo was returning from a bombing mission over Aalborg, Denmark, where it had been attacked by enemy fighter aircraft. Around 5 pm, engines faltering, it emerged out of low clouds and crashed in the park. The entire crew perished.

SSGT Estabrooks is now buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, en.wikipedia.org