David Franklin Hass

Military

Assigned to 342BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Munich 19-Jul-44, flak, crashed Forstern, Bavaria; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6745.



Awards: AM(OLC), PH.

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Units served with

Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Spartanburg, SC, USA 2 September 1921

Enlisted

555 E. Street East, JBSA Randolph, TX 78150, United States 7 July 1942 Randolph Field, Texas

Died

Forstern, Germany 19 July 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Munich 19-Jul-44, flak, crashed Forstern, Bavaria; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6745.
New Orleans, LA, USA

Based

Amendola 19 July 1944 Assigned to 342BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Interred Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial