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Armond L Hankin


Shot down by fighters crashed into the Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B-24 #444012 Killed in Action (KIA)



  • James Carroll

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed into Baltic on 6/20/44 in B-24 #4440112 Killed in Action (KIA)

Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 856th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-40112 Flak Happy

    B-24 Liberator
    Flak Happy crashed in Sweden on 20 June 1944 on a mission to Politz, after being hit by enemy fire. ...


Event Location Date
Born Manistique, MI 49854, USA 31 March 1922
Lived in Milwaukee, WI, USA 20 June 1944

Armand graduated from North Division High School Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1940. He then attended University of Wisconsin 1941 through 1942 and Armand signed up to serve in Army Air Corps on 11 September 1942 with deferment to April 1943. Armand entered service in March 1943. He was commissioned Bombardier-Navigator on October 23, 1943, San Angelo, Texas. He participated in the Normandy invasion.

Died In Sea near Sassnitz, Germany 20 June 1944

2d Lt. Armond L Hankin ASN 0-695824 was Killed In Action when his Liberator bomber crashed in the Baltic Sea near Sassnitz Germany on 20 June 1944. His body washed ashore on 6 August 1944 and buried in the community cemetery in Sassnitz Germany. On 15 November 1945, 2d Lt Hankin's remains were disinterred and moved to the Ardennes American Cemetery Neupre Belgium and buried in Plot D Row 13 Grave 15 later that year. 17 November 1948, Disinterred Ardennes American Cemetery Neupre Belgium, at request of NOK Samuel Hymen Hankin (Father) for burial at Mound Zion Cemetery, Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States of America.


Date Contributor Update
12 August 2017 22:00:53 JohnS3rd Changes to person associations

Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF): Hankin, Armand L. O-695814, 2nd Lt. USAAC
Exhibit A: 2BD, 8AF 492nd Bomb Gp: 856th Squadron, Intended Destination: Politz Germany, 20 June 1944 Time 0915 Location of last know whereabouts of missing aircraft Pomeranian Bay B-24J #44-40112 Crew 11

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2017 21:20:28 JohnS3rd Changes to events

Individual Deceased Personnel File (I.D.P.F.): Hankin, Arnold L. O695814, 2nd Lt. USAAC,
Ancestry.Com Arnold L Hankin, B 31 March 1922 D 20 June 1944
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Date Contributor Update
12 August 2017 16:23:31 JohnS3rd Changes to awards

Air Medal and Purple Heart Medals Awards posted at American Battle Monuments Commission The World War II Honor Roll. Ameican Campaign, European Campaign, and WWII Victory Medals are authorized due to time entering service and theater served in for all KIA and MIA service members.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:56 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7074 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database