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Roger C Hamel

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alabama, USA 17 April 1918
Enlisted Montgomery, AL, USA 29 July 1940
Lived in Victoria, TX, USA 1942

707 West Strayton Street

Shot Down Wetzlar, Germany 12 May 1944

Shot down while flying as command pilot in a 389th BG aircraft. Bailed out and was made POW

Died 27 January 2006
Buried Victoria, TX, USA 30 January 2007

Catholic Cemetery #02
Victoria
Victoria County
Texas, USA
Plot: 8 - 6 - 5

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 23:46:14 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hamel&GSfn=Roger&G...
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=823464

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2015 02:00:53 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 346

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