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Arthur Benton Hauft

Military

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. 53 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461.

Awards: DFC (OLC), PH(OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Trowbridge

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    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...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6198 'Dollar 98'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; severely damaged over Graz, Austria 1/1/44 with Tom Rybovich, Co-pilot: Pat Farwell, Navigator: Don Maine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Staup, Radio...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Richmond, VA 17 March 1923

Son of Lawrence A and Lena Hauft.

Enlisted 11 May 1942
Based Amendola Airfield 1944 – 21 February 1945

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Papa, Hungary 21 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 POW MACR 12461.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 21 February 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF 22 August 1945

Honourable discharge.

Lived in Kenneth City, FL 1959
Died Kenneth City, FL 29 May 2004
Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, St Petersburg, FL June 2005

Memorial Park Cemetery
Saint Petersburg,
Pinellas County, FL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2018 10:30:49 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/28716747
https://www.fold3.com/record/8032171-arthur-b-hauft
https://www.fold3.com/record/528355106-arthur-hauft-1923
https://www.fold3.com/image/579221440?terms=Lawrence%20Hauft
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19693058/arthur-benton-hauft

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