Hayes Durmont Button

Military

Object Number - UPL 44330 - Hayes Button

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission in P-47 42-8483 crashed near Dunkirk 30-Dec-43 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1864.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 487th Fighter Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Bodney airfield, looking south east, the barrack sites are in the top centre of the image, 8 June 1945. Photograph taken by No. 542 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/369. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Royal Air Force Bodney
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 1943-12-30 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Based

Transferred

Bodney 1943-09-06 - 1943-12-30 Transferred to HQ Sqn, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Born

Minnesota, USA 1920-01-18
Hackensack, MN 56452, USA

Died

Anchorage, AK, USA 1983-08-09

Enlisted

Minneapolis, MN, USA 1942-05-26

Other

Discharged USAAF

1945-12-28 Honourable discharge.

Buried

535 E 9th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery Anchorage Anchorage Borough Alaska, USA

Based

Bodney 1943-09-06 Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Shot down / baled out

Dunkirk, France 1943-12-30 Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission in P-47 42-8483 crashed near Dunkirk 30-Dec-43 POW. MACR 1864.

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