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Edward J Hennessy


Reported to the ETO on 17 Jul 1942. Completed 25 missions on 29 May 1943 as a Flight Commander. Came over as a copilot, but became 1st pilot in Nov. 1942. He flew the first Germany mission to Wilhelmshaven on 27 January 1943. He was considered the first pilot to fly 25 assigned missions without aborting any. His plane name was 'Little Audrey'. Hennessy flew the first 306th Bombing mission, 09 October 1942, as a copilot and then four more until he took over his own crew in January of 1943. He was one of only 21. 6% of the original 306th airmen to survive 25 missions.



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Born Chicago, Illinois 11 September 1919


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:27 AAM AAM ingest

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, First Over Germany pg. 71, 118, & 138, Russell Strong Index Cards, 306th BGA Collection, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /