Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Orville K Hocker


Shot down near Joigny, France on 10 September 1944 in B-17 'You Never Know' 42-32086 Returned.



  • Glen Seeber

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Joigny, France on 10 September 1944 in B-17 'You Never Know' 42-32086 Killed in Action.

Show more

Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-32086 You Never Know

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/1/44; Kearney 7/2/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 3/3/44; transferred 749BS/457BG [N] Glatton 5/3/44; battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Loren Hampton, Co-pilot: Orville Hocker, Navigator: Bob Mattox,...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
12 December 2017 12:41:07 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, unit associations and place associations

MACR 8904:

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2015 01:47:49 mseeber99 Changes to service number and role

Glen Seeber personal papers

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /