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Lloyd S Hathcock

Military

Lt (Later Major) Lloyd S “Scotty” Hathcock. 301st FS, 332nd FG, 12th AF. Captured in Italy having got lost on ferry mission in Republic P-47D 42-75971, landed in error at enemy held Rome-Littorio on 29th May 1944, apparently flying the correct distance on the ferry flight but with 180 degrees wrong direction. MACR 6921.
Lt Hathcock spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft III and Stalag VII-A prison camps.
After the war, Hathcock stayed in the service and helped to desegregate the U.S. Air Force.

Service

Units served with

  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II. ...

  • 301st Fighter Squadron

    301st Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 301st was one of four African-American fighter squadrons to enter combat during World War II. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-75971 Ruthless Ruthie

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47D 42-75971 310th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, 12th AF. ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 10 December 1919

10th Dec 1919. Ohio, USA.

Enlisted Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA 8 September 1942

8th Sept 1942, Patterson Field Fairfield Ohio, USA.

Graduated as Pilot Tuskegee, AL, USA 12 May 1943

Class 43-K-SE Tuskegee Airman. awarded pilot wings as 2nd Lt. 12th May 1943.

Captured Aeroporto di Roma - Urbe, Via Salaria, 00138 Roma, Italy 29 May 1944

Captured in Italy having got lost on ferry mission in Republic P-47D 42-75971, landed in error at enemy held Rome-Littorio on 29th May 1944, apparently flying the correct distance on the ferry flight but with 180 degrees wrong direction. MACR 6921.

Prisoner Of War POW Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland 29 May 1944 – 29 April 1945

Spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft III and Stalag VII-A prison camps.

Died Dayton, OH, USA 10 February 1985

10th Feb 1985. Dayton Ohio, USA.

Buried Dayton, OH, USA 14 February 1985

Dayton National Cemetery
Dayton, Montgomery County
Ohio, USA.

Assigned

Assigned to 301st FS, 332nd FG, 12th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2016 02:58:19 466thHistorian Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Previous IWM entry
Corrected mistakes to squadron number and location of Patterson AAF

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2015 18:47:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=765574 DOB/ DOD/Burial Details.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=6921&Submit=Go MACR bare bones.
http://www.fold3.com/image/28666183/ MACR Details.
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=22037 ASN/Tuskegee class Details.

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