Frank John Hearne

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 31936 - S. Sgt. Frank Hearne

Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) in 42-31083. A/C exploded mid-air near Downham Market, England. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-805776
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-694353
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-755018
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier; Navigator; Bombardier Instructor
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15103734 / O-692968
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37406828
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio man

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 94th Bomb Group 324th Bomb Squadron 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Tenny Belle
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sara Jane
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Lost Angel
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron 525th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Indianapolis, Indiana 1923-06-01 Son of Frank John Snr and Altha [Russell] Hearne.

Died

Barroway Drove, Downham Market PE38 0AJ, UK 1944-04-11 Failed to Return (FTR) in 42-31083. A/C exploded mid-air near Downham Market, England. Killed in Action (KIA)

Based

Pyote Army Airfield 1943-09-23 - 1943-12-08 B-17 Flying Fortress crew training

Based

Snettisham 1944-02-19 Intensive gunnery training

Based

Kimbolton 1944-02-20 - 1944-04-11 Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Indianapolis, IN, USA 1943-01-08 Indianapolis, Indiana

Buried

1944-04-12 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery

Buried

Calvary cemetery, Indianapolis, IN Re-Interred Calvary Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, IN

Revisions

Date20 Mar 2018 19:43:23
ContributorTennyBelle
Sources

enlistment records

Date20 Mar 2018 19:25:44
ContributorTennyBelle
Sources

8th AF database

Date7 Mar 2018 01:52:05
ContributorJennings
Sources

Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

Date27 Dec 2017 20:35:05
ContributorTennyBelle
Sources

avail/known data

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Chronology; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 302 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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