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Donald L Hart

Military

Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Woodruff Warren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139 ...

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97739

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/2/44; 1SAG Langley 8/4/44; Morrison 26/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 7/5/44; transferred to 20BS; Missing in Action Regensburg 9/12/44 with Woodruff Warren, Co-pilot: Don Hart, Navigator: George Mayottm/op, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Belmont, Middlesex County, MA 20 September 1918

Son of Jessie Hart.
Joined the service from Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Lived in Belmont, MA 1942

NoK: Wife Madeline Hart.

Enlisted Boston, MA 11 November 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Based Amendola 1944 – 9 December 1944

Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Linz, Austria 9 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. KIA MACR 10139

Buried Vicinity Linz, Austria 9 December 1944

Buried in shallow grave alongside road after execution.

Buried Nurnberg, Germany May 1945

Interred
Nurnberg cemetery

Buried Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, MA March 1949

Belmont Cemetery
Belmont,
Middlesex County, MA

Headstone has incorrect details of his unit and DOD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2019 13:59:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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