Bill Harvey was the bombardier when the B-24 "Maiden USA" was shot down on
April 25, 1944. Six crew members were killed, four were taken as POW's.
Bill bailed out wounded, evaded for a short time but was captured and taken to Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Poland.
In January 1945 the POW's were forced marched in a blinding snow storm and then
box cared to Nurnburg. In April 1945 they were again forced marched, this time to Moosburg,
The camp (and Bill) was liberated April 29, 1945.
Recalled for Korea, Bill flew
52 missions in A/B-26 aircraft of the 34th Sgd. 17th Bomb Group as a
He retired as a major and joined Boston University. He
retired from BU as associate dean of the School of Public Communication.
His decorations include 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 4 Air Medals, Air Force
Commendation Medal, 3 Distinguished Unit Citations, Purple Heart and twelve