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Hazen S Graves

Military

Autopilot Engineer, command crew of B-17G 42-31394 on Aphrodite mission to V1 missile site Wattens, France. Baled out sucessfully over UK. 6-8-44.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

Aircraft

  • 42-31394 Aphrodite

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/10/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-D] Kimbolton 20/1/44; transferred AFSC with Azon/Aphrodite (388BG) Knettishall 7/6/44; Missing in Action v-sites Watten, Fr; 6/8/44 with Lt J. Sollars & T/Sgt H. Graves (2 Returned to Duty); lost...

Missions

  • 523

    6 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Fersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Winfarthing when the site was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, it was renamed Fersfield when built for the Eighth Air Force 1943-44. USAAF and US Navy projects 'Aphrodite' 'Batty' and 'Anvil' (attempts to develop and use...

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Aphrodite mission Watten, France 6 August 1944

Autopilot Engineer, command crew of B-17G 42-31394 on Aphrodite mission to V1 missile site Wattens, France. Baled out sucessfully over UK. 6-8-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2015 17:27:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Liberator: The Consolidated B-24 by Graham Simons.

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