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Howard J Kidney

Military

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and shot from ground whilst descending in parachute Killed in Action (KIA) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470

Awards: AM, PH.

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  • Dwight Hastings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6176

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Hunter 14/6/44; Grenier 23/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 7/8/44 with Dwight Hastings, Co-pilot: Ken Durtschi, Navigator: Jim Shaw, Bombardier: Dominic Siani, Flight...

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Born Oakland, MI 1922

Son of Robert and Ethel Kidney.

Lived in Royal Oak, MI 1941

Husband of Betty Kidney.

Based Amendola 1944 – 7 August 1944

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Mechnitz, Poland 7 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer Baled out and shot from ground whilst descending in parachute Killed in Action (KIA) 7-Aug-44.

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

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