Elbert Lee Hammond

Military

Object Number - UPL 31927 - 2nd Lt James C Neill crew (401st BG 615th BS) 13 missions (between 2 June and 7 July 1944) lost on Leipzig aboard 42-37981 "Belle of the Barbary...

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14076431 / O-812294
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Belle of the Barbary Coast
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

South Amboy, New Jersey, USA Son of Myron J Hammond.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 1944-07-07 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Enlisted

Pocatello, ID, USA 1942-12-19
Minidoka County, ID, USA

Based

Deenethorpe 1944-07-07 Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Baled out

Dannefeld, 39649 Gardelegen, Germany 1944-07-07 Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7222.

Revisions

Date4 Mar 2018 19:47:48
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources
Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:47
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7222 / MACR 7222, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=3031 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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