Floyd Ray Aaron

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 22280 - Richard S. Hosman Crew 398th BG - 601st BS Standing Left to Right: Richard S. Hosman (P), Roland D. Mundhenke (CP), Donald J. Coffee (N), Walter...

Missing in Action (MIA) 13 April 1945 Neugmunster, Germany.

Bombs from one of our planes in the formation exploded in mid-air after release and damaged this aircraft.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Missouri, USA 21 April 1924

Enlisted

Little Rock, AR, USA 18 May 1943

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Bebensee, Germany 13 April 1945 RDX bomb mishap. Helped Co-Pilot Ted Kline trying to hold the a/c so the wounded pilot could bail out, neither was able to get out of AC.
Mississippi County, AR, USA

Buried

Leachville, AR 72438, USA Leachville Cemetery Leachville Mississippi County Arkansas, USA

Revisions

Date11 Jul 2020 16:46:04
ContributorHotelie1970
Sources

General Order 594 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Brigadier General Turner, dated 7 December 1944.

Date12 Sep 2016 16:11:47
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
398th History / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date21 Nov 2014 12:55:46
ContributorDeemax
Sources

Ancestry.com. U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: United States. Army. Quartermaster General’s Office. Rosters of World War II Dead (all services). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:40
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 14176 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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