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Paul Enoch Hammond

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Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bremen / Wilhelmshaven in B-17 42-29915 11-Jun-43; Shot down, plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1760

Awards: PH.

MACR shows rank as Cpl, marker shows Sgt.

Service

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  • Raymond Zucker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Wilhelmshaven 11-Jun-43 in B-17 42-29915; Shot down, plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1760 Awards: AM, PH

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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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29915 'Thunder God'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Ray Zucker, Co-pilot: Abram Birch, Navigator: Harry Anderson, Bombardier: Tony Amaya, Flight engineer...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 61

    29 May 1943
    Three primary targets are selected for this mission. The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are selected as the target for a force of 169 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (23); 92BG (22), 303BG (30); 305BG (25) 306BG (24); 351BG (21) and 379BG (24). This is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 62

    11 June 1943
    The harbour facilities, port areas and U-Boat pens at Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the largest number of heavy bombers yet despatched on a single mission - 252. This is the first mission flown...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Boscobel, WI 19 October 1921

Son of Thomas Daniel Hammond and Sadie Ellen [Groom] Kaloplastos.

Lived in Mason City, IA 1924

Moved to Mason City, IA 1924

Lived in Cerro Gordo County, IA 1942

Entered service from Cerro Gordo County, IA

Enlisted Fort Des Moines Iowa 11 June 1942

Fort Des Moines, Iowa

Training Tyndall field, FL July 1942 – 1943

Training locations-
Jefferson Barracks, MO
Sebring, FL
Tyndall field, FL [Recvd Gunners wings]

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 11 June 1943

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Operational training Kearney Field, NE 1943 – April 1943

Wendover field, UT
Gowen Field, ID
Sioux City air base, IA Watertown, SD
Kearney, NE

Died North Sea 11 June 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Bremen / Wilhelmshaven in B-17 42-29915 11-Jun-43; Shot down, plane crashed into North Sea. KIA MACR 1760

Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, IA 1948

Re-Interred
Memorial Park Cemetery
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2019 10:29:27 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/648273166
https://www.fold3.com/image/28714300
https://www.fold3.com/record/89897881-paul-e-hammond
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952143?rec=300667624
379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, November 1942-July 1945
http://www.8thairforce.com/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55375440/paul-enoch-hammond

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1760 / MACR 1760; The 379th Bombardier Group Anthology, pg 262 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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