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Edward T Hinrichs

Military

Flew in lead plane of the 452nd, April 7, 1945 were hit by German suicide planes. The Germans sent up 120 Me-109s as suicide planes to ram our plane. they lost 105 planes, our groups was given the Presidential Citation for this mission. Flew 30 missions, 17 of these were in the lead plane.

Air Medal with 4/Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO/3 battle stars/Presidential Citation

Service

People

  • Lewis Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Counter Measures/Right Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-8201 ROSALLE ANN II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 7/7/44; Langley 9/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/9/44; transferred 729BS. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born St Paul, Minnesota 23 May 1922

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1999 Unit Roster/self / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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