Francis Lee Hunt

Military

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Assigned to 449BS 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Flers, France in B-26 41-31741 A/C hit by flak in bomb bay over target, ignited, exploded, crashed in two pieces. Unable to bale out. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8039

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14057011
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail gunner

Aircraft

A crew of a B-26 Marauder of the 322nd Bomb Group in the cockpit of the aircraft. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication [illegible] Nov 1943.' [stamp] Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crew of PN:N 131441. MIA 13/8/44.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Winnie Dee II
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Currie, NC 28435, USA 1 January 1919 Son of Allen Lee and Sallie E [Fussell] Hunt.

Enlisted

1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, USA 3 December 1940 Fort Moultrie SC, USA

Died

61100 Flers, France 12 August 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Flers, France in B-26 41-31741 A/C hit by flak in bomb bay over target, ignited, exploded, crashed in two pieces. Unable to bale out. KIA. MACR 8039

Buried

61100 Flers, France 13 August 1944 Interred Flers Cemetery, France

Based

Andrews Field 12 August 1944 Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried

Wallace, NC, USA Re-Interred Rockfish Presbyterian Church Cemetery Wallace Duplin County North Carolina, USA