Cecil Delwin Hobdey

Military
media-7358.jpeg UPL 7358 Harry Walter Neville Crew
Standing L-R: Cecil B. Hobdey (N), Harry W. Neville (P), John G. McNamara (CP), Horace B. Denton (B)
Kneeling L-R: Robert W. Olson (TG), Jack R. Harper (FG), Unidentified 1, Unidentified 2, Obert M. Lay (R)

To be identified: Angelo DeLauri (ETTG), Stanley J. Kania (BT)

Aircraft: 42-102518 JD-K, DAMN YANKEE

Object Number - UPL 7358 - Harry Walter Neville Crew Standing L-R: Cecil B. Hobdey (N), Harry W. Neville (P), John G. McNamara (CP), Horace B. Denton (B) Kneeling L-R:...

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Harry Neville crew. 35 x combat missions. ETD





Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-758610
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Director of Materiel

Aircraft

Ten men in Air Force uniform posed in front of a military airplane.  Five men standing to the rear, five men kneeling in front.  The men are wearing combat flying gear.  Large canvas bags are laying in front of kneeling men
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hale's Angels
  • Unit: 547th Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nevada Avenger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Silver Queen
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hot After It
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hagerman, ID 10 March 1923 Son of Arthur Tankard and Gertrude Irene [Fletcher] Hobdey.

Enlisted

Salt Lake City, UT 10 October 1942 Salt Lake City, Utah

Other

Discharged USAAF

12 December 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Gooding, ID 5 March 1999

Buried/ Commemorated

Elmwood Cemetery, Gooding, Gooding County, ID 8 March 1999 Elmwood Cemetery Gooding, Gooding County, Idaho

Based

Grafton Underwood Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

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