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Robert Francis Hahn

Military

Assigned to 351, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1 kill, 4 x destroyed and 1 x damaged on the ground. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Merlin Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out over English Channel, struck tailplane, chute did not open. 30-Mar-45. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM (5OLC), PH.

  • Gordon Compton

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Became squadron C/O after Lt Col Frederick H Lefebre. Compton was a squadron ace with 5 x kills, including the first of two ME262 aerial victories downed on 22 Feb 45 and a second one on 10-Apr-45. Made an emergency...

  • Lloyd Hally

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission Nijmegen in P-47 'Angel of Mercy' 42-22523 last seen pursuing a Fw190 down through the overcast over Arnhem. Shot down 21-Sep-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9003. ...

  • Raymond Hartley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    ex-319FS, 325th FG in Lesina, Italy [Dec-43 - Jun-44]. Assigned to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferrred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 x kills, 1 x damaged and 4 destroyed [Grd]. Awards: DFC, AM (24OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Hilgenberg

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 353rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Feb, 24, 1945 near Vaassen in a replacement plane P-51 'Mr. Gary' #4414949, due to a ground loop which occurred three days prior. Three days earlier he had a similar incident that was as he was hit by AA fire while strafing in...

  • James Hinchey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. James F. Hinchey flew P51D "Thunderbug" 44-14728 aircraft code YJ-I. Hinchey was credited with 3 confirmed air kills on January 14, 1945.

  • John Hynes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. John A. Hynes served with the 351st FS/353rd FG from February 1945 until war's end. Hynes shot down an ME109 on March 14, 1945. He hailed from Pawtucket, R.I.

  • William Lahke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron . Flew on 'Janny M'. On 30 June 1944 he was involved in a mid- air collision when another fighter pulled up under him hitting his right wing and damaging engine, right wing and...

  • Frederick Lefebre

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Fred Lefebre served as a fighter pilot with the 351st Fighter Squadron of the 353rd Fighter Group, flying missions out of Raydon, England. He was one of the original Group who came over on the 'Queen Mary' and was Ops Officer in 1944, then Sqdn CO when...

  • William Maguire

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Flew with 351st FS, 353rd FG, 8th AF. A squadron ace with 7 victories, flew a P-47D named 'Boston Bull' and a P-51D 'L’il Boston Bull'. Shot down, managing to evade capture, returning to his squadron prior to the end of the war. Killed in flying...

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Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Weissport, PA 18235, USA 20 March 1921
Enlisted Altoona, PA, USA 20 October 1942

Altoona
Pennsylvania

Based Raydon 28 October 1944 – July 1945

Assigned to 351, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Raydon, UK 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Destroyed 7 April 1945

Me109 destroyed [Air] 7-Apr-45.

E/A Destroyed [Grd] [4] 16 April 1945

4 x Ju88 destroyed [Grd] 16-Apr-45.

E/A Damaged [Grd] 16 April 1945

Ju88 damaged [Grd] 16-Apr-45.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Buried December 2014

No Burial
Body donated to Vanderbilt University for medical science.

Died Nashville, TN, USA 9 December 2014

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2017 12:57:52 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29250698?terms=Robert%20F%20Hahn
https://www.fold3.com/record/86940833-robert-f-hahn
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/351st-fs/ - Comments of son Robert F. Hahn II
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/140075039/robert-francis-hahn

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 20:33:11 dwgdallas Changes to firstname, highest rank, person associations and place associations
Sources

From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 20:30:48 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
Sources

From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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