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Joel Carlos de Pena


Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Reg Hammond crew. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Reginald Hammond

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions. Hit trees on Sidown Hill in B-17 44-8436 and crashed. 5-May-45. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: DFC, AM(OLC), PH.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38574 RUSSIAN LULLABY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/8/44; Hunter 27/8/44; Grenier 8/9/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-P] Podington 24/9/44; transferred 326/92BG; [JW-P] damaged in taxi accident with Robert O Divver 7/6/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. RUSSIAN LULLABY.

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...


Event Location Date
Born Itasca, IL 2 February 1924

Son of Carlos and Dominga A de Pena.

Lived in San Diego, TX June 1942

At time of draft registration.

Enlisted San Diego, TX 25 August 1942
Discharged USAAF 16 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Austin, TX 3 July 1984


Date Contributor Update
06 February 2020 18:54:06 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 13:39:02 Emily Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, events, unit associations and media associations

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