Harry Maynard Lupher Jr. was born on 4 June 1924 to Harry Maynard Lupher and Kelly Raulston.
Killed in Action 4 April 1945

Second Lieutenant
445th Bomber Group, 702nd Bomber Squadron, 8th Air Force

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 25 February 1945
Second Lt. Harry M. Lupher, the son of Mrs. Kelly Raulston Lupher and the late Harry M. Lupher, veteran of World War 1, is the navigator of a B-24 Liberator and the veteran of many missions over Germany. His plane recently was made the lead plane in his group and Lt. Lupher has written that “this sure is a big job for a little guy like me.” He added that “After many hours in the air at sub-zero temperature, the Red Cross girls with plenty of hot coffee are certainly a welcome sight.”
Lt. Lupher, who is 20, received his wings at Selman Field, La., and went overseas as a flight officer. He received his commission Jan. 19, 1945. He has been stationed in England with the Eight Air Force since October, 1944.
Lt. Lupher has a twin sister, Miss Isabel Lupher, now with the War Department in Washington and his other sister, Miss Sarah Lupher, is with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington. His mother resides at 4023 Dayton Boulevard here.

Aircraft B-24J with serial number 42-50664 departed from Tebenham on a bombing mission to Perleberg, Germany. This ship was attacked by fighters. The plane was on fire and had lost its elevator. No chutes were observed. One crew states the ship exploded. The plane crashed West of Perleberg, 96 miles NW of Frankfurt, Germany.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Donald K. MacDonald
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Richard Hewitt
Navigator, 2nd Lt Harry M. Lupher Jr.
Top Tunner Gunner, T/Sgt Edward Santerian
Radio Operator, T/Sgt William G. Pitts
Waist Gunner, Sgt Lloyd T. Walters
Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Francis A. McCollum
Nose Turret Gunner,Sgt Josephus S. Edwards Jr.
Tail Gunner, Sgt Dwight L. Martin

2nd Lt Lupher is buried at Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, Hamilton County in Tennessee.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 June 1924
  • Date of death: 4 April 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 445th Bomber Group, 702nd Bomber Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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