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Hayden T Hughes

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B-17G 42-31227 'Dottie Jane' was hit by flak on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 but was able to return to base. RTD. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 42-31144. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • William Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 42-31144. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Howard Barr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4231144. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • James Boyd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31144, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Roger Hess

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4231144. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Barley Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4231144. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Richard Johnson

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4231144. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Raymond Small

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4231144. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Arthur Socolofsky

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31227 'Dottie Jane' was hit by flak on a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 but was able to return to base. RTDSaved his B-17 on March 6, 1944 when hit by antiaircraft fire that blew radio man out of plane plus wounding three...

  • Walter Zesut

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31144, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31144 Miss America

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Hayden Hughes, Co-pilot: Howard Barr, Navigator: Bill Allen, Bombardier: Dick Johnson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt...

  • 42-31227 Dottie Jane

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 15/10/43; ...

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, Iowa, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 29 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2020 20:09:06 timothymotz Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

Timothy Motz

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4247 / MACR 4247, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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