Military site : airfield
Prepared as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, the land was released for grazing before it was again selected for aircraft use, and improved for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. Used briefly by the 404th Fighter Group, it was then abandoned,...
|Born||Albion, Pennsylvania||15 October 1917|
|Enlisted||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||29 January 1942|
|404th FG Overseas Tour||Winkton Airfield, UK||21 March 1944 – 10 September 1944|
|Shot Down/Evaded||near Evreux, France||30 June 1944|
Major Harold G. Shook's number four man in the first flight wasn't doing so well, however. Elledge and Harold Freemantle both saw the P-47 shudder from cannon hits as a Messerschmitt caught it from below. The plane, flown by Lieut. Charles B. Hochadel, slid off into a glide and disappeared through a hole in the clouds, smoking as it the cockpit were on fire. Like Clonts, everyone thought he was a goner. Like Clonts, he walked back in on us a few weeks later.
|Lived in||Sharpsville, Pennsylvania||1950|
|Died||St. Petersburg, Florida||25 November 1991|
|Buried||Clearwater, Florida||28 November 1991|
Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
|22 April 2019 18:58:11||466thHistorian||Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations|