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Robert Harding Harris Collection

Robert Harding Harris Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Robert Harding Harris
State of Birth:
AL
Home State:
GA
Note
Original collection material is also retained at the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
Air Transport Command; 10th Air Force; 14th Air Force; 4th Ferry Group; Army Air Forces Proving Ground Command
Location of Service
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Gunter Field, Alabama; Maxwell Field, Alabama; Napier Field, Alabama; Bainbridge Army Airfield, Georgia; Memphis, Tennessee; China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater; Jorhat, India
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran's military service included being selected to fly and test America's first jet aircraft; graduating from Boeing B-29 Superfortress school; and was qualified to fly 28 different military aircraft. The veteran completed 150 flights over "The Hump" and completed 24 Curtiss P-40 Warhawk combat missions.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Transcription of audio recording
Interviewer:
Frederick Wallace
Contributor:
Gordon Jones
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Atlanta History Center
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/43875
Subjects:
Harris, Robert Harding
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cite as:
Robert Harding Harris Collection
(AFC/2001/001/43875), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-08-04
 

 

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