Melchor Hernandez

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 35204 - The crew of B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number42-31322 ) nicknamed "Mi Amigo" of the 305th Bomb Group. Photo taken Pendleton Field, Oregon,...

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x missions. Crashed attempting to land at Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on the return from a mission to Aalborg airfield, Denmark on 22-Feb-44 in B-17G 42-31322 'Mi Amigo'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15190

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-535000
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mi Amigo
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 452nd Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron

Missions

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

San Antonio, TX 6 January 1921 Son of Rosa L Hernandez and Juan Hernandez.

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA 22 October 1942

Died

Endcliffe Park, Sheffield 22 February 1944

Buried

24 February 1944 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. .

Buried

Calvary Cemetery Los Angeles, CA Re-Interred Calvary Cemetery Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, CA Student draughtsman.

Revisions

Date14 Feb 2021 15:26:46
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

Date12 Mar 2020 15:45:21
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date19 Jan 2020 08:25:58
ContributormiAmigo
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Personnel folder.

Date25 Jul 2019 06:53:08
ContributormiAmigo
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BOND OF COURAGE - the true story of the MI-AMIGO by Paul Allonby (2019)

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:59
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 85., Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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