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Richard Charles Huebotter

Military

Assigned to 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. Dean Allen crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen in B-17 42-97946 'Hard To Get'; crashed at Budberg on 26-Aug-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8464

Awards: AM (3OLC), POW, GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Dean Allen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Reported to the group on 7 Jun 1944. Crashed at Budberg on 8/26/44 in B-17 Hard To Get #4297946. POW at Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11) POW, AM 2OLC,

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97946 Hard T' Get

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Kearney 16/5/44; Dow Fd 2/6/44; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 14/6/44; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 with Dean Allen, Waist gunner: Dick Huebotter,Tail gunner: Jim Carey (3 Prisoner of War);...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Davenport, IA 18 August 1922

Son of Carl Frederic and Gertrude Anna [Neff] Huebotter.

Enlisted Santa Ana AAF, CA 11 February 1943

Santa Ana AAF, California

Based Thurleigh 7 June 1944 – 26 August 1944

Assigned to 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 26 August 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Baled out POW Budberg, Germany 26 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen in B-17 42-97946 'Hard To Get'; crashed at Budberg on 26-Aug-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8464

Died Placentia, CA 14 March 1998
Buried Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Orange County, CA 17 March 1998

Loma Vista Memorial Park
Fullerton, Orange County, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2020 13:18:56 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28665766
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192621640/richard-charles-huebotter

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8464 / MACR 8464, NARA, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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