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Donald J Hudson

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Hudson was an amateur filmmaker who's father worked for Kodak Rochester and was able to provide him with colour film during his service. From October 1943 to October 1944, while serving as a co-pilot with the 391st Bomb Group, Hudson documented the people he encountered and places he visited while in the UK.

Service

People

  • George Boston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

  • Richard Cude

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

  • Arne Ekstrom

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot / Pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

  • Harold Emminger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

  • Guy Grazier

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

  • Samuel Jacobi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    24 December 1943 - Piloted B-26B 42-95932 which was used in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second...

  • William Kirschke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

  • Ralph Langford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

  • John Surman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

  • Howard Wechsler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator | 391st Bomb Group
    Took part in an amateur film by Lieutenant Donald J. Hudson, US 9th Army Air Force pilot, which records activities of the USAAF 391st Bombardment Group, based at RAF Matching, England, during the Second World War. The footage was shot between October...

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Units served with

  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    Group
    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

  • 575th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95932 Fifinella, Fifinella Dog

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 575BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 109 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by fighters, fell out of formation with right engine ablaze. 23-Dec-44 2 x POW, 4 x KIA. MACR 11551. ...

Associated Place

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

  • Coombe House

    Military site : non-airfield

  • London

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Based Matching October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2021 13:54:27 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

IWM Collection MGH 2391

391st Bomb Group

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