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Douglas K Hoverkamp

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded with T/Sgt Orvin V. Taylor and 1Lt Frank Paisano. EVD. MACR 2873

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Clement Budelman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31040; shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded (EVD) MACR 2873. ...

  • Ernest Hoppe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded with Capt Douglas Hoverkamp and 1Lt Frank Paisano....

  • Howard Lawson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded (EVD) MACR 2873.

  • Frank Paisano

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded initially with Capt Douglas Hoverkamp and T/Sgt Orvin V...

  • Warren Prosperi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 20 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded with Capt Douglas Hoverkamp and 1Lt Frank Paisano....

  • Wendell Shepard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2873. ...

  • Meyles Sheppard

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29 January 1944. Shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded (EVD) MACR 2873. Escape & Evasion Report E&E 734....

  • Benjamin St John

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 21 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded (EVD) MACR 2873. ...

  • Orvin Taylor

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hoverkamp crew. 20 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; shot down; crashed Chenogne, near Sibret, 7km SW of Bastogne, Belgium. Evaded with Capt Douglas Hoverkamp and 1Lt Frank Paisano....

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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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31040 Duffy's Tavern

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/43; Scott 21/9/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 27/9/43. [The crewmen shown in FRE 1236 would have been Captain Arvid Dahl's crew: ...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State 12 July 1920

Son of Aaltje C Hoverkamp.

Enlisted New York City, NY 29 January 1942

New York City, New York

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 29 January 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Evaded Switzerland 29 January 1944 – March 1944

Evaded from Belgium to Switzerland.

Baled out EVD Chenogne, Belgium 29 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt 29-Jan-44; Baled out and evaded.

Discharged USAAF 1 August 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Jupiter, FL 7 March 2003
Buried Emmanuel Church Cemetery Great River, Suffolk County, NY 10 March 2003

Emmanuel Church Cemetery
Great River, Suffolk County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2021 13:42:42 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/217973105/douglas-hoverkamp

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2020 16:30:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28746283
https://www.fold3.com/image/134714536
https://www.fold3.com/record/13316398-douglas-k-hoverkamp
https://www.fold3.com/record/83532894-douglas-k-hoverkamp
https://www.fold3.com/record/619240041-douglas-hoverkamp-1920
https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/MagazineArchive/Magazine%20Documents/201...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2873 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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