David Marvin Hay

Military

Object Number - UPL 52805 - S/Sgt David M Hay. 401BG.

Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Rosenheim in B-17 43-38646 18-Apr-45; crashed near Krallsheim Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 14175

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14120723 / O-926796
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Farmer's Daughter
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: NOW GO!, Blue Bomb Express
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Miss Gee Eyewanna Go Home
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
A flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 401st Bomb Group. B-17 (serial number 44-8153) is visible in the foreground. Printed caption on reverse: '59329 AC- 8th AF Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses over Mannheim, Germany, 1 February 1945. A- 8th AF Beoing B-17 Flying Fortresses near Ludwigshafen, Germany, 1 February 1945.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'IW-N Becomin Back, 338738. IN-C, IW-F,-Q.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Gaposis, Becomin’ Back
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Birmingham, AL 1925-01-20 Son of A E Hay.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 1945-04-18 Prisoner of War (POW)

Enlisted

Fort McClellan, AL 1943-03-11 Fort McClellan, Alabama

Based

Deenethorpe 1945-04-18 Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

1992-07-27

Buried

Jefferson Memorial Gardens East Trussville, Jefferson County, AL Jefferson Memorial Gardens East Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14175 / MACR 14175, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2796 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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