Henry G Hyde

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 21502 - Hank Hyde and his sweetheart Eleanor Keller. Hank wrote to his grandma on 5 October 1943 saying: ‘Dad’s probably told you that Eleanor and I...

Hank Hyde served as a pilot with the 366th Fighter Group. He had enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force on his 18th birthday in 1941. Later transferring to the USAAF, he arrived in the UK in January 1944. Hyde was killed on an armed reconnaissance mission over northern France on 7 June 1944, the day after D-Day.
Shortly before his death, he wrote to his father: ‘The worst is yet to come. Still, I’m looking forward to it with much expectation.’

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 366th Fighter Group

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

New York, NY, USA 17 August 1923

Other

Enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force

17 August 1941

Other

Killed in Action

14490 Balleroy, France 7 June 1944

Buried

Plot F Row 11 Grave 6

Revisions

Date27 Apr 2016 10:23:44
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Correspondence with the Hyde family.
ABMC record: https://www.abmc.gov/node/544739#.VyB_BE32aM8
MACR 5677

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