Frank John Hearne Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-31936.jpeg UPL 31936 S. Sgt. Frank Hearne Joseph W Jennings collection

Joseph W Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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 Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 91st Bomb Group 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

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 31109
  • Description: The Official Report of Aircraft Accident (A.A.F. Form No. 14) for B-17G 42-31083, Tenny Belle on 11 April 1944. Lists all crew members, reports from...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Indianapolis, Indiana 1 June 1923 Son of Frank John Snr and Altha [Russell] Hearne.

Enlisted

Indianapolis, IN, USA 8 January 1943 Indianapolis, Indiana

Based

Pyote Army Airfield 23 September 1943 - 8 December 1943 B-17 Flying Fortress crew training

Based

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

Died

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

Buried/ Commemorated

12 April 1944 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery

Based

Snettisham 19 February 1944 Intensive gunnery training

Buried/ Commemorated

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

Revisions

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Capitalized the words in the "Role/job" field to aid readability.

 

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enlistment records

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8th AF database

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Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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avail/known data

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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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