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Samuel J Hamm

Military

Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28611 'Baby Shoes'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brandenburg, Germany. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered 9-Mar-44, crashed Nth of Arendonk, Belgium. 1 x RTD, 9 x POW. MACR 3339.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) English Channel 9 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3339 / MACR 3339, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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