Harold Emery Hackett JrMilitary
47th BG - 97th BS - 12th AF
L to R: Robert K. Ritchie (P), Archie D. Mull (G), Robert T. Coale (G), Harold D. Hackett (RN)
This crew was shot down flying A-20K 44-577 (not the A-20B in photo) on 23 Feb 1945.
Ritchie was KIA. Coale was not onboard. Mull was captured. Hackett evaded and returned to duty.
Assigned to 97BS, 47BG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) intruder mission out of Grossetto, returning to base with engine difficulties, could not maintain altitude, A/C abandoned. Returned to Duty (RTD). 5-Feb-45 MACR 12137.
Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
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Units served with
|McKeesport, Pennsylvania||27 March 1920|
|Mt Rainier, MD 20712, USA||1 July 1941||3401 Valley Avenue Worked as a mechanic for Safeway/Trailways Inc|
|Baltimore, MD, USA||14 August 1942||Baltimore, Maryland|
|55022 Montefegatesi LU, Italy||5 February 1945||Engine trouble caused thepilot to not be able to maintain altitude. Hackett radioed "when do you want us to jump?" The pilot replied ' Go right now!" The plane was wobbling and appeared to be nearly out of control. Hackett was able to successfully return to duty. The pilot was KIA.|
|Takoma Park, Maryland||13 January 2001|
|Fort Lincoln Cemetery Brentwood Prince George's County MD||16 January 2001||Fort Lincoln Cemetery Brentwood Prince George's County Maryland, USA|
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