|K e n s m e n : 4 3 r d B o m b G r o u p (H), 5 t h A A F|
T/Sgt. Edward Grant Harris
Position: I was the radar operator on the crew of Albert Brownfield until he became squadron commander in January 1945. Then Orion Rogers became pilot of our crew. I finished my required number of combat hours with S.L.Flinner's crew in May 1945
Served: Dec. 1942 to Oct. 1945
Originally from: Tennessee
Training: Keesler Field, Miss.; Sioux Falls, SD; Boca Raton FL. Langley Field VA.
Citations/Medals: Air Medal with 3 clusters. Several battle stars
Number of Missions: I do not know how many missions. I flew 437 combat hours.
Description of Missions:
We flew from Owi, Angaur, Tacloban and Clark field. We bombed in Borneo, the Phillipines, Formosa and the China coast. We were credited with sinking a destroyer and a cargo ship. My most memorable flight was over Tapei when we were caught in the searchlights.
Where I was and how I celebrated when I learned the war was over:
I was at home in Morristown, TN on furlough after returning from the Pacific.
How having gone to war has affected me, what comes to mind when I think of the war:
I am proud to have served and thankful that I survived. I am sorry that I made so little effort to keep up with my comrades. I was always well treated. I was glad to forget the war and get back to being a civilian.