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Theodore Edward Hearne

Military

Observer Beaufighter F Mk VI ND262 417th NFS, 63rd FW, 12th AF, lost on area patrol from Borgo aerodrome, 20th July 44, made contact with E/A aircraft, intercepted and shot down A/C into Mediterranean sea, pilot reported to have declared he was going down to inspect wreckage, no further contact made, extensive ASR next day revealed axis and allied dingy's and life vests, no trace found of crew. KIA. MACR 7068.

Service

Units served with

  • 417th Night Fighter Squadron

    417th Night Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 417th Night Fighter Squadron was activated 20 February 1943. After organisation and training at Kissimmee Air Base near Orlando, Florida, the 417th departed for oversees duty on 5 May 1943 on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Scotland six days...

Aircraft

  • ND262

    Beaufighter
    Beaufighter F Mk VI ND262 417th NFS, 63rd FW, 12th AF, call sign 'Waste Not #77' lost on area patrol from Borgo aerodrome, 20th July 44, made contact with E/A aircraft, intercepted and shot down A/C into Mediterranean sea, pilot declared he was going...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chester, PA, USA 31 May 1920

May 31, 1920
Chester, Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA.

Died Mediterranean Sea 20 July 1944

Lost on area patrol from Borgo aerodrome, 20th July 44, made contact with E/A aircraft, intercepted and shot down A/C into Mediterranean sea, pilot reported to have declared he was going down to inspect wreckage, no further contact made, extensive ASR next day revealed axis and allied dingy's and life vests, no trace found of crew. KIA. MACR 7068.

Lived in Wilmington, DE, USA

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA.

Assigned Borgo PT, Italy

417th NFS, 63rd FW, 12th AF.

Buried

Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence, Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2015 17:40:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=ND262&Submit6=Go MACR 7068
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56364110 Burial, Awards, Hometown details.

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