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Frank Reese Hodges


Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 3 and moved to Nuremburg 49-11.




  • Paul Kirken

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner / Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Note: Losses and NARA spell last name with an 'e' while MACR uses an 'o'

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron



  • VIII Bomber Command 51

    16 April 1943
    The German U-Boat threat to Allied ship convoys and the destruction of the harbour facilities supporting that capability are the number 1 priority of the Combined Bomber Offensive. Thus, the U-boat pens at Lorient, France and the harbour facilities at...

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Event Location Date
Born Mississippi
Prisoner of War 16 April 1943


Date Contributor Update
29 March 2016 05:14:13 codylac Changes to awards

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Date Contributor Update
29 March 2016 04:51:46 codylac Changes to middlename, highest rank, biography, awards and mission associations

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27 September 2014 18:10:09 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 104, NARA