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Aubrey Edward Hewatt

Military

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by an Bf109 on escort mission to Magdeburg in P-51B 43-6933. Hit by cannon fire which caused the A/C to break up in flames, Hewatt abandoned A/C which crashed at Barnstadt, Germany. POW. 28-May-44. MACR 5397.

Awards: AM, PH, POW, WWII Victory.

Service

Units served with

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 43-6933

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by an Bf109 on escort mission to Magdeburg. Hit by cannon fire which caused the A/C to break up in flames, pilot 2nd Lt Aubrey Hewatt abandoned A/C which crashed at Barnstadt, Germany. POW. 28-May-44. MACR...

  • 43-6972

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 12-Aug-44 Engine Failure - Lt Jerome E Jahnke bailed safely.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Mexico, USA 12 December 1918

Son of Benjamin Franklin and
Lillie B Hewatt.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 17 April 1944 – 28 May 1944

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot Down / Bailed Out Barnstädt, Germany 28 May 1944

Shot down by an Bf109 on escort mission to Magdeburg in P-51B 43-6933. Hit by cannon fire which caused the A/C to break up in flames, Hewatt abandoned A/C which crashed at Barnstadt, Germany. POW. 28-May-44. MACR 5397.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 28 May 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Buried Arlington National Cemetery 2007

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County
Virginia, USA.

Died Maryland, USA 8 July 2007

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2017 16:44:51 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, events and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5397
https://www.fold3.com/image/28652548
http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/46830/Aubrey-E-Hewatt
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30119378

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2016 18:09:52 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5397
https://www.fold3.com/image/28652548
http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/46830/Aubrey-E-Hewatt
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30119378

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2016 18:04:00 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5397
https://www.fold3.com/image/28652548
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hewatt&GSfn=Aubrey...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5397 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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