Henry G Maxham

Birthplace: Hartford, Vermont
ASN: 6130880
Birthdate: 28th january 1912
Position in plane: Tail gunner
Rank: S/ Sgt
KIA: december 25th 1944
Burial: Henri Chapelle, Plot A Row 3 Grave 45
Medals: Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

Maxham flew 63 aerial combat missions in total. 51 were flown from the bases in North Africa and Italy, with the B-24 wabash Cannon Ball/ 42-50313. The rest was flown from Engeland. After completing 52 missions, he was sent back to the US but he for active duty again and was sent to England. Walter Eberly was also in the Wabash Canon Ball.

When the King Size was hit, Maxham was one of the guys who jumped out to late and fell to death.
He is interred in Henry Chapelle. (Plot A, Row 3, Grave 45)
Henry has been awarded (at least) five oak leave clusters for his air medal.
He also was awarded four battle stars.

In October 2021 we finally made contact with the relatives of Henry. Thanks to Kaye Ackermann and Carter Cashen of Footsteps Researchers we could get a picture. Carter matched some old High Scholl pictures with the picture we have of the crew and with good result.

Bob has been researching the B-24 crashsite from june 2013 till november 2017. He runs a B&B in the hamlet of Grandmenil since 2008 and researches the events of the Battle of the Bulge.