Edwin W Hays

Military

On a mission to Rostock, GR on 24 Feb 1944, B-17G #42-3156l left formation with one engine out and the horizontal stabilizer missing and was last seen going down under attack from fighters eventually making an emergency landing at Oster Hojst, Denmark. Prisoner of War (POW).

Imprisoned at Stalag Luft V1 he was evacuated to Memel as the Russians advanced in 1945, crammed into the hold of a ship and moved to Stettin, then herded into box cars until arriving at Stalag 1V. In January 1945 he was moved yet again - to Barth, which the Russians liberated in April 1945.



POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Just Elmers Tune
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

3 February 2007

Born

Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA

Buried/ Commemorated

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Denmark 24 February 1944

Revisions

Date
ContributorHelen
Changes
Sources

390thBG journal March 1998

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2644 / MACR 2644, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database