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Eugene Theron Hassing

Military

Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Earl McDaniel crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Ralph Austin

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Beese

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-17 Flight Engineer | 384th Bomb Group

  • Martin Blickstein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    I was in Bill Barnett's crew (he was co-pilot). 35 missions. AM/ PH

  • Donald Brooks

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group

  • Ted Carmack

    Military | Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Allen Deen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | mos 757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF | 384th Bomb Group

  • James Harp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 384th Bomb Group

  • Otis Hawkins

    Military | Corporal | 384th Bomb Group

  • Robert Head

    Military | Colonel | MOS 748 Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Eugene Hassing crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to rank of Colonel.

  • Reuben Hofferber

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Frank Mead crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Served in Korean conflict.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102500

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-L] Grafton Underwood 3/5/44; battle damaged Gerolstein, Ger; 2/1/45 with ?; AFSC, Salvaged 18/1/45.

  • 42-102501 The Challenger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 11/4/44; Dowe Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-H] Grafton Underwood 12/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Robert Clax Long, Frederick Arnold Maki, Jack Coleman Cook (3 Killed in Action); Ralph John Vrana...

  • 42-102601 Bolo Babe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-K] Grafton Underwood 24/5/44; sustained battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Joseph G. Hartness, Co-pilot: Herbert H. Schaaf, Navigator: Clarence C. Hightshoe,...

  • 42-102620 DE RUMBLE IZER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-P] Grafton Underwood 7/5/44; 546BS [BK-P], 544BS [SU-F]; damaged in taxi accident with 43-38721 with George Milligan 22/1/45; taxi accident 14/5/45 and nosed over...

  • 42-107057 SPIRIT OF 96

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Noel Plowman, Co-pilot: Larry Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Cheresnik, Bombardier: Carl Hart, Radio...

  • 42-107058 White Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Grenier 29/2/44; force landed Gr Island with Rich Buttorff 8/3/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD- ] Grafton Underwood 24/4/44; 546BS [BK-C]; detailed Hannover 5/8/44 with Frank Mead, Co-pilot: Tom Daniel, Navigator...

  • 42-107083

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/2/44; Grenier 11/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 6/4/44; 546BS [BK-B]; Missing in Action Koblenz 27/12/44 with Elmer Nelson, Bill Horan, Marton Dobrow, Derald Melton, Edmund Zaleski, Tom Raught, Ken Rohr (7 Killed...

  • 42-107121 Kentucky Colonel / Helena II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1//3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-J] Grafton Underwood 5/5/44; ground loop accident with Tom Daniel 7/12/44, Salvaged AFSC. KENTUCKY COLONEL.

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-38014 LITTLE AMERICA II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Cheyenne 14/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Isle, Maine 9/12/43; Assigned to the 546th BS/384th BG [BK-G] at Station 106, Grafton Underwood on 6/1/44; (19/9/44 - struck by flak just before the IP; after dropping bombs on target left...

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Missions

  • 503

    29 July 1944

  • 507

    31 July 1944
    Flak knocked out #2 engine, the interphone system, the VHF plus other damages. We got back to the base before the formation.

  • 508

    1 August 1944

  • 513

    3 August 1944

  • 514

    4 August 1944

  • 519

    5 August 1944

  • 541

    11 August 1944

  • 545

    12 August 1944

  • 548

    13 August 1944
    We led the entire Division in a tactical mission. The target: Roads to Paris. Colonel McKnight flew Pilot; Lt Houser was Co-Pilot. Results of bombing A1.

  • 568

    24 August 1944

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Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ogden, UT 13 July 1916

Clifford Eugene and Chloie Ann [Prows] Hassing.

Enlisted Salt Lake City, UT 23 July 1942

Salt Lake City, Utah

Based Grafton Underwood July 1944 – December 1944

Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 26 May 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted 28 May 1951
Discharged USAF 22 July 1963

Honourable discharge.

Died 28 February 1974
Buried Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber County, UT March 1974

Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden,
Weber County, Utah

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2020 16:14:14 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/202114191
https://www.fold3.com/image/597578401
https://www.fold3.com/record/85004656-eugene-t-hassing
https://www.fold3.com/record/85004656-eugene-t-hassing
https://www.fold3.com/record/624200939-eugene-hassing-1916
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=1626
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21075874/eugene-theron-hassing

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 12:26:24 DylanHearn Changes to person associations
Sources

384thBombGroup.com

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 10:59:26 DylanHearn Changes to middlename, service number, role, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Personal War Service Record, 384thBombGroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=h...

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