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Thomas M Hulings


Losses of the 8th and 9th lists a crash landing at Athenry, County Galway, Ireland on 15 January 1943. The B-17 41-9045 'Stinky' was returning from North Africa to Cornwall. He was with the 92nd BG in 1942 completed his tour with group in October 1943; completing 25 missions. He joined the 306th 10/11/44. He became Commanding Officer of the 368th BS on 25 October 1944. Led 306th to Gera on 11/30/44; to Kassel 12/15/44; to Kassel 1/1/45; to Hermulheim 1/3/45; Cologne 1/28/45; Bochum 2/19/45. He completed 14 missions with the 306th from 15 Oct 1944-19 Apr 1945. Then flew Mosquito Recon with the 25th BG. Participated in the Casey Jones Project.

AM w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, 2 Bronze Stars;



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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    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,...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron
  • 407th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-9045 Stinky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 414BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; transferred 92BG Bovingdon 24/8/42; crash landed Agricultural College, Athenry, Ireland, near Galway Bay, 15/1/43 ex N/Africa after taking part in 1st Prov Grp of Gen Brereton in Eritrea (as No 8.). En route...

Associated Place

  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...


Event Location Date
Born Redclyffe, Pennsylvania 5 May 1920
Died 8 July 1998
Buried Atlanta, Georgia


Date Contributor Update
27 July 2020 16:35:18 Hotelie1970 Changes to highest rank and awards

General Order 586 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Brigadier General Turner, dated 5 December 1944.

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2020 11:42:11 RayWells Changes to biography

Correction of aircraft name in Biography

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:05 AAM AAM ingest

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1, by Bishop and Hey p. 64 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia