Harry Noel Alexander
on May 21, 1920
in Miller, Nebraska
The second son and child of
William and Ethel Alexander
Moved to Ukiah, California, in 1938
31, 1940, enlisted at
Hamilton Field, Marin County.
California as a fireman.
5, 1941, married Alice
of Ukiah at San Rafael, California.
10, 1943 their daughter
Harriet L. Alexander born in San Rafael
8, 1944 promoted to 2nd Lieutenant
upon completion of flight school
27, 1944 assigned as a
co-pilot to the
566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group Heavy
Hethel Field AAF Station 114 APO 558
A new B-24 like the one they ferried across the Atlantic when they received their orders.
"Dutch" is kneeling second from the right. Pilot 1st Lt. Robert "Tex" Hicks is to his left at the end of the row.
Hethel Field from the air 1944
Uncle Dutch sent this photograph to mother with
"The Best Crew in the E.T.O."
November 11, 1944 promoted to 1st Lieutenant
August 6, 1944, and
November 26, 1944, flew 21 missions.
Aircraft went down during the 21st. mission.
Four of the crew survived.
1st Lt. Harry "Dutch" N. Alexander is standing on the right
Lieutenant Harry N.
Alexnder is buried at the Netherlands American
Plot H Row 18 Grave 27
were special men in a special time.
The Crew who went down on November 26, 1944:
Pilot 1st Lt. Robert A. Hicks POW
Co-Pilot 1st Lt. Harry N. Alexander KIA
Navigator - Bombardier 2nd Lt. Wayne H. Buhrmann POW
Radio Operator Staff Sergeant Kenneth C. Wylie KIA
Top Turrent Gunner Technical Sergeant Eugene A. Lalanze
Nose Turrent Gunner Staff Sergeant M. McCormack, Jr. KIA
Right Waist Gunner Staff Sergeant Alfred H. Fromm POW
Left Waist Gunner Staff Sergeant John T. Fithen POW
Tail Turrent Gunner Technical Sergeant Richard M. Sagers KIA
Observer Major Paull C. Garrett KIA
Nose art of the B-24 that they were flying on November 26, 1944
God Bless all of these men who so bravely served our Nation in time of need!