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Waino Einer Hakkinen


Lt. Wiano Hakinnen was assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Co-Pilot of B-24D, 41-11613, The Blue Streak, of 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. A/C went on to survive 110 missions with the 376th bomb group and was sent home for a war bond tour.

Awards: DFC, AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Obituary: Glendale - Waino Einer Hakkinen died peacefully in his Glendale, AZ home on May 5, 2018 at the age of 98. He was born in Gardner, MA on May 1, 1920. He was a World War II veteran who served as a pilot on the, The Blue Streak, a B-24D Liberator assigned to the 9th Air Force, the 376th Bomb Group, and the 514th Bomb Squadron. He earned the rank of Captain and was awarded the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters for combat flight over the Middle East and Europe. After the war, on March 6, 1945, he married his wife of 52 years, Viola Nikunen Hakkinen. He moved his family to Phoenix, AZ in 1960 where he lived for the rest of his life. He had a 35-year career as a draftsman at General Electric and Honeywell. He had three children, Lois McCort, Linda Ambers, and Donald Hakkinen. He leaves 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A private ceremony will be held for family members.


Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 514th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-11613 Florine JuJu - Liberandos - Teggie Ann - The Blue Streak

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-11613, named, Florine JuJu, The Blue Streak, Liberandos, and Teggie Ann, in the 376th Bomb Group, should not be mistaken for the B-24D Liberator bomber, 42-40664, also named, Teggie Ann, and flown as the Lead Aircraft, piloted by Col. K.K...


Event Location Date
Born Gardner, MA 1 May 1920
Lived in Gardner, MA, USA 1942

Gardner, Massachusetts, USA.

Based 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 514BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Glendale, AZ


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13 October 2021 06:28:47 Kickapoo Changes to biography

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23 April 2020 02:33:19 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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23 March 2015 18:48:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations