Henry L Ayres Jr

Military

Object Number - UPL 18914 - 1st Lt Henry L 'Hank' Ayres Jr 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF
Shot down by fighters on 28 Jul 43 in P-47 41-6238 near Gouda, Holland. Ayres was injured and taken to hospital. Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 334th Fighter Squadron 336th Fighter Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Indianapolis, IN, USA 19 January 1920

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Transferred

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 9 October 1942 - 28 July 1943 Transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

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Shot down

Gouda, Netherlands 28 July 1943 Shot down by fighters on 28-Jul-43 in P-47 41-6238 near Gouda, Holland.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW).

Stalag Luft III Żagań, Poland 28 July 1943

Died

San Diego, CA, USA 24 December 1971

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Promoted

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

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Joined RAFVR

Canada Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

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Assigned

Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 9 October 1942 Assigned to 133 Sqn RAF.

Revisions

Date6 Mar 2019 12:50:24
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR, Losses of the 8th & 9th AF Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 203

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