Charles William Hacic

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Kemme, 10km Northeast of Hildesheim (SE of Hannover), Germany, on return from a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31338 'Hard To Get'. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39037657
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16077742 at enlistment, then O-739172
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13119841
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16088149
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16033384
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator/Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard To Get
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

13 September 1920 Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania

Enlisted

14 July 1942 Buffalo, New York

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

10 February 1944 Interned at Stalag Luft 4 Gross Tychow/Tychowo, Poland. Returned to Military Control 24 May 1945.

Died

17 January 1979 Hamburg, New York
Lackawanna, Erie County, New York

Buried/ Commemorated

Charles Hacic rests at the Lakeside Memorial Park Cemetery, Hamburg, New York

Revisions

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Sources

MACR 2540
NARA WWII Enlistment records
WWII Draft Card
NARA WWII POW records
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2540 / MACR 2540, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database