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Hiram Max Drache

Military

Flew 30 combat missions on first tour 8/14/44-1/22/45; navigator on a VHF relay B-17 plane 1/29/45 to 3/20/45, became 748 SQ. navigator 3/27/45, tow missions on second tour 4/4/45-4/18/45.

T/O Glatton in B-17G #42-97955 on 28Sept44, target Madgeburg, GE. Attacked by numerous fighters, left formation, and crashlanded in Belgium. Cew of nine all RTD.

DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Waseca, Minnesota 18 August 1924

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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