Veterans' Memorial Project

Elijha Preble Harris Jr.

Oak Park, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1941

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 04/18/1922

Date of Death: 06/10/1944

Affiliations: Theta Chi

Lt. Harris served with the 361st Fighter Squadron, 356th Fighter Group. He is buried at Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France, Plot B Row 7 Grave 70. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, September, 1945, and Web site above

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