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Luis F Martineau




  • Robert Hahn

    Military | Captain
    'My father was stationed with the US Army Air Force in England, possibly starting in 1943 or 1944. Recently in moving I found the enclosed photo which I had not seen before. My father wrote on it "1945 photo, Recon Group, Walton [or Watton] Air Base,...

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Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...


Event Location Date
Born Puerto Rico 1908
Emmigrated to US 1929

Possibly changed name from Martinez to Martineau

Enlisted New York 11 February 1943
Died New York 1972


Date Contributor Update
09 October 2019 10:22:19 Emily Changes to surname, nationality, service number and events

Identified as Luis Martineau with s/n 32801327 and living in New York in further correspondence with Bill Hahn. This corresponds with this enlistment record

Death date from Veteran's Affairs file at Ancestry

Immigration info from US Passenger crew lists at Ancestry

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2016 12:48:08 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, service number, events, person associations, place associations and media associations

Correspondence with Robert Hahn's son, Bill: 'In one of the photos my father is with one other man leaning on his shoulder. I think this man's name is Luis F. Martinez of Puerto Rico as I have some correspondence between them after the war. Possibly Luis was also in the 8th Army Air Force in some role.'

NARA enlistment record: