Francis Warren Hoad

Military
media-37636.jpeg UPL 37636 "Crew of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Hell's Angel' pose beside their plane at a base in England, 16 June 1944. 401st Bomb Group."

Rear L-R: 1Lt Francis W. Hoad, 1Lt Harvey G Tomlinson, 1Lt George F Bingham, 1Lt Eugene F Lott.

Front L-R: Unk, T/Sgt Duane G Brandt, Unk, Unk, T/Sgt Johnny K Dunn, S/Sgt Carl W Johns.

Unknowns - S/Sgt Emanuel Pinilis, S/Sgt Lawson Yeatts, S/Sgt Harold Magruger

Object Number - UPL 37636 - "Crew of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Hell's Angel' pose beside their plane at a base in England, 16 June 1944. 401st Bomb Group." Rear L-R:...

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 56 x combat missions. Assisted pilot Lt Bingham in getting severely battle damaged B-17 42-39993 "Hells Angels" back to England after the Oscherleben mission, rest of crew baled out RTD



Shot down 10-Apr-44 in B-17 42-31511 'Fool's Luck III'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3939





Awards: DFC, PH, 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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 1103655 / O-679033
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802737
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fools Luck III
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13, Grossly Inadequate
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
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

Buffalo, Erie County, NY 15 March 1922 Son of Francis B and Marie Hoad.

Enlisted

Buffalo, NY 22 July 1942 Buffalo, New York.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 10 April 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Died

Enid, OK 10 November 2012

Buried/ Commemorated

Enid Cemetery, Enid, OK 17 November 2012 Enid Cemetery Enid, Garfield County, OK
Buffalo, New York

Based

Deenethorpe 10 April 1944 Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

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Added the awards mentioned in the "Summary biography" section.

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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

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