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Frederick Robert Hoffman


One of eight brothers that served in World War II, all at the same time; they were known as the “Fighting Hoffman’s”. He served from 1941 to 1945 as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corp. Bob attained the rank of Technical Sergeant and received several awards and personal citations acclaiming him as the “Best Crew Chief” of the 366th Fighter Group. After the war, Bob and several of his brothers formed Hoffman Enterprises, Inc. which included Hoffman House Sauce and Chemical Company, as well as, 16 Hoffman House Restaurants located in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan.



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    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 366th Fighter Group
    30 May 1944 ...

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  • 366th Fighter Group

    366th Fighter Group

    The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...

  • 391st Fighter Squadron



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24 March 2015 07:45:50 samii222 Changes to biography


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24 March 2015 06:54:02 samii222 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Frederick Robert "Bob" Hoffman (1918-2014)