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George T Hartman

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Nantes in P-47D #42-8538. Shot down by FW 190s.

10/24/1944 landing in P-47D #42-74654. He had to be dug out of a defense trench but was uninjured.

Service

Units served with

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Emmaus, PA, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 5 January 1944
Died 5 January 1944
Promoted
Buried New Jersey

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1741 / MACR 1741, 8th AF Losses, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 350, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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