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Bernard I Hanover

Military

Bernard Hanover's middle initial is given as "E" in MACR 268 and in his NARA POW records, while his WW II Enlistment Records have "I", the correct one. This is confirmed in his 29 January 1946 Draft Registration Card. He was assistant engineer on pilot Charles L. Duncan's "Judy E" - 42-30050, shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France 10 July 1943. Captured and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Oliver Chiesl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 100th Bomb Group
    Oliver Chiesl was Navigator on pilot Charles L. Duncan's "Judy E" - 42-30050, shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France 10 July 1943. Captured and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Ernest De Los Santos

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Ernest De Los Santos was Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on pilot Charles L. Duncan's "Judy E" - 42-30050, shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France 10 July 1943. Captured and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Charles L. Duncan was pilot of "Judy E" - 42-30050, shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France 10 July 1943. Captured and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Forbes

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 100th Bomb Group
    William Forbes Jr was Bombardier on pilot Charles L. Duncan's "Judy E" - 42-30050, shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France 10 July 1943. Captured and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Gene Frank

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner/Assistant Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Gene Frank was Assistant Radio Operator/Gunner on pilot Charles L. Duncan's "Judy E" - 42-30050, shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France 10 July 1943. Captured and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edmund Oliver

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
    Flew on 8 combat missions, 7 of them with pilot Mark E. Carnell. 8th Mission was a late replacement for John K. Beard, the regular radio operator on the Charles L. Duncan crew. Duncan's "Judy E" - 42-30050, was shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France...

  • Parrish Reynolds

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer/Right Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Sgt Parrish Reynolds was waist gunner on pilot Charles L. Duncan's "Judy E" - 42-30050, shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France 10 July 1943. He was replacing Sgt Clifford R. Starkey - later shot down on 17 August 1943 on B-17 42-5867. Reynolds...

  • Parrish Reynolds

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 10 July 1943 in B-17 #4230050 'Judy D. ' Evaded. Prisoner of War (POW). (100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001 lists Prisoner of War (POW). )

  • Archibald Robertson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Archibald Robertson was Co-Pilot on B-17 #42-30050 "Judy E", shot down 10 July 1943 on the mission to Le Bourget airfield near Paris. He managed to evade capture with the help of French and Belgian members of the Résistance. Fed, clothed, sheltered and...

  • William Whitley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    William Whitley was Tail Gunner on pilot Charles L. Duncan's "Judy E" - 42-30050, shot down by fighters over Dieppe, France 10 July 1943. Captured and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30050 Judy E

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Hamilton 28/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 13/5/43; Wendover 17/2/43; Kearney 21/5/43; Dow Fd 27/2/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-X] Thorpe Abbotts 29/5/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget airfield 10 July 1943 with...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 72

    10 July 1943
    German airfields at Caen, Abbeville, and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. 112 B-17s form a combined force from 91BG; 92BG; 305BG; 306BG; 351BG and 381BG to bomb the German airfield (Carpiquet) at Caen, France. Cloud...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Baltimore, Maryland, USA 20 May 1918

the son of Russia-born Louis (Lewis) Hanover and wife Ella

Lived in 1941

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Enlisted 7 August 1941

as a Private in the Air Corps, in Baltimore, Maryland

Bailed out 10 July 1943

of B-17 42-30050 over NW France, south of Dieppe

Prisoner of War 10 July 1943 – 1945

Captured after landing in parachute in Normandy. Interned at Stalag XVIIB in Braunau, Near Krems, Austria. NARA WWII POW database : "Returned to Military Control '2 April 1946'." (???)

Died 13 February 2015

Baltimore, Maryland

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2019 15:13:35 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
MACR 268
WWII Registration Draft Card
NARA VETERANS' BIRLS files

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 268 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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