Veterans' Memorial Project

Harry Irving Degenhart

Chicago, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1938

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Sergeant

Date of Birth: 05/01/1916

Date of Death: 07/12/1944

Sgt. Degenhart served with the 524th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group, Heavy, at Kimbolton Field. He was a waist gunner on a B-17G. He was killed in action during a bombing mission near Munich, Germany. Eight of the nine aircrew members were killed on impact. Sgt. Degenhart was originally buried in Germany but later reinterred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Oakville, Missouri.

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

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