Arthur Hunt

Civilian

Object Number - UPL 23204 - Arthur Hunt

Arthur Hunt was a fisherman. He witnessed the fatal ditching of B-17 43-38568 into the River Deben at Woodbridge on 20 February 1945. He and Arthur Reeve were able to save the lives of two of the airmen.

You can read an account of that day's events in Arthur Reeve's record.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39402660
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-824981
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Davey II
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron 863rd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

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Witnessed the fatal ditching of B-17 43-38568

River Deben, United Kingdom 1945-02-20

Revisions

Date24 Aug 2016 14:22:18
ContributorLucy May
Sources

All information in this record shared by Jeff Coleman.

Arthur Hunt: Gallery (2 items)