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John David Hamner

Military

"Jack" Hamner served as a tail gunner with the 401st Bomb Squadron, of the 91st Bomb Group out of Bassingbourn, England. He flew 30 missions from 5 Jan 44 to 27 May 44. Eight of those missions were in "The Jub Jub Bird" (aircraft 42-31883) as confirmed by the 401st Daily Reports. Two more are unconfirmed. Only his Pilot, Lt Roy J. Griesbach was listed for the 23 and 27 May 1944 mission reports on "883" instead of the entire crew.

Back Row - Left to Right

S/Sgt. John "Jack" D. Hamner, Tailgunner; J.H. Piland, Bombardier; 2nd Lt. Roy Griesbach, Pilot; J.R. Simonson, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Charles R. Peck, Co-pilot; R.E. Riguad, Ball Turret Gunner

Front Row - Left to Right

H.R. Small, Right Waist Gunner; E.J. Viskocil, Top Turret Gunner; R.G. Harford, Radio Operator; Harry Lane, Left Waist Gunner

Service

People

  • Roy Griesbach

    Military | Lieutenant | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Pilot of the crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the Jub Jub Bird ...

  • R Harford

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • Harry Lane

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • Charles Peck

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • J Piland

    Military | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the Jub Jub Bird ...

  • R Rigaud

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • J Simonson

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the Jub Jub Bird ...

  • H Small

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • E Viskocil

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer /Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-31883 The Jub Jub Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/12/43; Casper 4/1/44; Denver 4/2/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 22/3/44; Missing in Action 69m Merseburg 2/11/44 with Pilot: Herb Chouinard, Navigator: Dan DuBonis, Bombardier: Jim Hundley, Flight...

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2018 21:56:46 RayWells Changes to biography
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Date Contributor Update
09 July 2017 19:26:57 WillieK Changes to biography
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Posted by his nephew, Willie Kramer, using 401st DAILY REPORTS Prepared by 1 Lts. Charles Albidress & J. E. Nilson and transcribed by Merle L. Choffel.

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2017 12:24:31 WillieK Changes to biography
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401st DAILY REPORTS prepared by 1st Lt. Charles Albidress.
Transcribed by: Merle L. Choffel

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2017 11:47:39 WillieK Changes to place associations
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Nephew

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2017 03:08:41 WillieK Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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Nephew - William Kramer

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