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Hampton B Bass Jr

Military

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. Re-assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. EOW.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
  • 62nd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mississippi, USA 28 September 1919

Son of Hampton B and Lula L Bass.

Lived in Lula, MS 38644, USA 1941
Enlisted Columbus AFB, MS, USA 30 November 1942

Columbus AAF Mississippi

Based Boxted 13 February 1945 – March 1945

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Halesworth IP19, UK March 1945 – 13 May 1945

Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.

Re-assigned Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 13 May 1945 – July 1945

Re-assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War (EOW) Europe 13 May 1945

End of War (EOW)

Died Memphis, TN, USA 1 May 1996

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2016 10:51:40 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84064833_b_hampton%20bass%20jr/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/249345307/?terms=Hampton%20B%20Bass
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_ba...

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2016 10:50:03 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84064833_b_hampton%20bass%20jr/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/249345307/?terms=Hampton%20B%20Bass
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/334_ba...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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