James Hodges Hardy

Military

Object Number - UPL 36772 - "Lead Crew On Bombing Mission To Erfurt, Germany, In Front Of A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 360Th Bomb Squadron, 303Rd Bomb Group. England, 17 March...

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Aborted mission to Stuttgart in B-17 44-6504; Crashed Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills 16-Dec-44 returning to base due to failure of Gee and radio compass. Returned to Duty (RTD)

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13119430 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 16 December 1944
  • Date: 14 February 1945
  • Official Description: Mission 830: 1,377 bombers and 962 fighters are dispatched to hit oil and rail targets in Germany; bombing of most targets is by H2X radar; they claim 11-0-3 Luftwaffe aircraft; 7 bombers and 7 fighters are lost: 1. 461 B-17s are dispatched to hit...
  • Date: 20 February 1945
  • Date: 24 February 1945
  • Date: 17 March 1945

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Snow Hill, Greene County, NC 1924-07-03 Son of Jewell Seymour and Kathleen [Hodges] Hardy.

Died

Snow Hill, NC 1971-11-15

Buried

Snow Hill Cemetery, Snow Hill, NC 1971-11-20 Snow Hill Cemetery Snow Hill, Greene County, NC

Based

Molesworth Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 missions between 11-Dec-44 and 28-Mar-45.

Other

Survived crash RTD

Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills 1944-12-16 Crashed Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills 16-Dec-44; Returned to Duty (RTD)

Enlisted

Fort Bragg, NC 1941-07-10

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