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Dwight Fellows Hastings

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 captured. Prisoner of War (POW) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Harold Barth

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 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.

  • John Case

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Waist gunner | 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.

  • James Devlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 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.

  • Kenneth Durtschi

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-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.

  • Julius Karp

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer/top turret gunner | 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: SS, BS, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Howard Kidney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret | 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 shot from ground whilst descending in parachute Killed in Action (KIA) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Nicanor Reyes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 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.

  • James Shaw

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 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.

  • Dominic Siani

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 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. Sprained ankle on landing. Prisoner of War (POW) 7-Aug-44. MACR 7470 ...

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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...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kensington, MD 19 October 1921

Son of Alfred B Hastings.

Enlisted Harrisburg, PA 13 August 1942
Based Amendola 1944 – 7 August 1944

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

Baled out POW Mechnitz, Poland 7 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Blechhammer in B-17 44-6176 A/C flak hit #2 engine, crashed Mechnitz. Baled out and captured. POW 7-Aug-44.

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 7 August 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.

Died Cockeysville, MD 25 April 2014
Buried Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, PA 31 April 2014

Burns Hill Cemetery
Waynesboro,
Franklin County, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 21:56:43 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29403767
https://www.fold3.com/record/83800851-dwight-f-hastings
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130282299/dwight-fellows-hastings

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 21:55:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29403767
https://www.fold3.com/record/83800851-dwight-f-hastings
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130282299/dwight-fellows-hastings

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