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Frank A Hawn

Military

Assigned to 411FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield section joined melee with 25+ Me109's and 4 x Fw190's shot down in dogfight. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11493.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-26942

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 411FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield section joined melee with 25+ Me109's and 4 x Fw190's shot down in dogfight. Pilot 1st Lt Frank A Hawn POW. MACR 11493.

Associated Place

  • Woodchurch

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Advanced Landing Ground used in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings, Woodchurch was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was the brief home of the 373rd Fighter Group. It was abandoned and dismantled in 1944-1945. . The present...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Stalag XI-B

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Diego County, CA, USA 14 February 1922

Son of Margaret M Hawn.

Lived in California, USA 1941
Enlisted Buckley AFB Denver, CO, USA 19 February 1943

Buckley Field
Denver
Colorado

Based Woodchurch 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 411FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down Bonn, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield section joined melee with 25+ Me109's and 4 x Fw190's shot down in dogfight. POW. MACR 11493.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died San Diego, CA, USA 7 March 2009

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2017 19:52:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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