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Hubert G Hays

Military

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Cliburn

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    First pilot to complete combat tour in 8th AF--May 13, 1943. Flew on the wing of the 'Memphis Belle. ' Plane's name was 'Bad Penny. ' Also flew "Quitchurbitchin." On 23 Nov 1942 he crash landed in heavy fog at Bassingbourn. ...

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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. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wood County, WV 9 November 1921

Son of Harvey Clifton and Lulu Evelyn [Bell] Hays.

Lived in Parkersburg, WV, USA 1941
Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 14 March 1951
Buried Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX 19 March 1951

Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso,
El Paso County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 09:38:38 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/190342752
https://www.fold3.com/record/84183678-hubert-g-hays
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196043890/hubert-g-hays

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 02:28:18 Troy Burnett Changes to awards
Sources

https://valor.defense.gov/Portals/24/Documents/ServiceCross/ArmyDSC-WWII...

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 02:04:47 Troy Burnett Changes to surname and awards
Sources

https://www.newspapers.com/image/433251901/?terms=Hubert%2BG%2BHays

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2017 15:49:11 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145356/?terms=Hubert%20G%20Hayes
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/22993752

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2017 15:47:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145356/?terms=Hubert%20G%20Hayes
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/22993752

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