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Walter S Hoffman


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 15 Mar 45 in B-17 'Blythe Spirit' #4338731


Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38731 Blythe Spirit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 1/10/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 15/3/45 with Harluf Jessen, Harry Pfautz, Karl Laubhan, Dick Kirkorowski, Helmer Gangestad, Claude Gatlin, Ed Evans tg, Cecil Campbell...


Event Location Date
Born Rochester, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 15 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13044 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Unit History Roster as of 01 August 1945 MACR 13044