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First Name: Harold

Last Name: Loch

Birthplace: WI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: U.S. Army Air Forces (1941 - 1947)

Middle Name: P.

Date of Birth: 29 November 1919

Date of Death: 12 November 2004

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Years Served:
Harold P. Loch

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Harold P. Loch
Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

Harold P. Loch was born on 29 November 1919 in Wisconsin.

A native of Wisconsin, Loch joined the Army Air Corps in 1941, shortly before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In February 1943, Loch was assigned to the B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle" as the Flight Engineer and Top Turret Gunner, replacing Eugene Adkins.

On 17 May 1943, the bomber and her crew would ultimately become the first to fly all of its required twenty-five missions in the European Theater during the war, twenty-five being the number to fly before being sent home.

After the war, Loch entered the construction business and eventually founded his own home construction company. He would also serve the state of Wisconsin as the Brown County Register of Deeds from 1947 until 1974.

Death and Burial

Technical Sergeant Harold P. Loch died on 12 November 2004. He is buried at Fort Howard Memorial Park in Green Bay, WI.

Honoree ID: 2775   Created by: MHOH




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