Millard Hodson French

Military

Object Number - UPL 52510 - 1st Lt Millard Hodson French, 4001BG

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat mission. ETD

Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12077778
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-?
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Dynamite John
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ice Cold Katy
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Heavy Date
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Greene County, OH 1922-01-26

Died

Greene County, OH 1977-03-26

Buried

Fairview Cemetery Jeffersonville, Fayette County, OH 1977-03-29 Fairview Cemetery Jeffersonville, Fayette County, Ohio

Enlisted

Columbus, OH 1942-10-02 Columbus, Ohio

Based

Deenethorpe Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Discharged USAAF

1944-04-14 Honourable discharge.

Millard Hodson French: Gallery (5 items)