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Nicholas Rolland Hahn

Military

Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Marelius, crew. 31 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Hoffman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herbert Kwart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier; Togglier; Radar Counter-Measures Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Ledwon

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Marelius, crew. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Marelius

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Martin Matyas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Marelius crew. KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Alfred Peterson

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Marelius, crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carl Sundquist

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Marelius, crew. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Sereno Tait

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Marelius, crew. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN, Korean medal. Post war: Recalled to active duty USAF, serving in Korean and Vietnam conflicts rising to Lt Colonel.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

  • Pyote Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Choteau, MT, USA 29 March 1924

Son of Carl N and Hazel J [Sabins] Hahn.

Based Ridgewell 16 November 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 535BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Edgerton, WY 23 June 2020
Buried Highland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona County, WY 27 June 2020

Highland Cemetery
Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2020 13:56:42 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, nickname, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/208716819
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/211748458/nicholas-rolland-hahn

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 18:36:26 TennyBelle Changes to place associations
Sources

added connection to Pyote AAF

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2016 01:29:53 repkat Changes to media associations
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Marelius crew personal records

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2016 21:35:51 repkat Changes to service number, highest rank, biography and events
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Marelius crew personal records

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2016 01:09:13 repkat Changes to person associations
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Marelius crew records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Assoiciation, March 1999 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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